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?

 A The ecosystem can support the carrying capacity for a prolonged period of time.
 B The carrying capacity does not damage the ecosystem upon which it depends.
 C The carrying capacity of a population in a specific ecosystem can change.
 D All of the above.