Course: Science Subtest II
Lesson: Ecology
Topic: Factors that Affect Population Size      Page 1 of 15  

Diagnostic Question



1. A simplified definition of carrying capacity is: "The maximum number of individuals in a species that an ecosystem can support?" What is missing from this definition?

AThe ecosystem can support the carrying capacity for a prolonged period of time.
BThe carrying capacity does not damage the ecosystem upon which it depends.
CThe carrying capacity of a population in a specific ecosystem can change.
DAll of the above.