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...their needs for both to share the same habitat.
Another principle involves the grow of species in the absence of controlling factors (i.e. predation, lack of food, breeding habitat). When not controlled, population numbers will climb at an exponential rate (x2) until it reaches the carrying capacity of the environment, after which there will be a precipitous falloff due to all resources being consumed or disease infecting the population, or both.
In a healthy ecological system, factors such as predation tends to keep population below the maximum carrying capacity provided by... (more)
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