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What is Biological Carrying Capacity?



Biological carrying capacity is the maximum number of individuals of a species that can exist in a habitat indefinitely without threatening other species in that habitat. Factors such as available food, water, cover, prey and predator species will affect biological carrying capacity. Unlike cultural carrying capacity, biological carrying capacity cannot be influenced by public education.

When a species exceeds its biological carrying capacity, the species is overpopulated.

Some scientists believe that humans have exceeded their biological carrying capacity.
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