Population Crash
Updated: 1/26/2021
Population Crash

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  • Hi Mohammed, I was just wondering if you could explain to me what is the meaning of carrying capacity?
  • Oh hi Omar, of course I can explain to you.
  • The carrying capacity is the maximum number of individuals of a particular species that the environment can normally support.
  • If a population exceeds the carrying capacity, a population crash will occur. Population crash is a dramatic decline in the size of a population over a short period of time.
  • For example, here the maximum capacity for this population is 7. However, this population has 9 people, so the resources will decrease and will not be able to support all of the population, and will cause a population crash.