Natural Resources
& Carrying Capacity
Types of Natural Resources
Renewable
can be regenerated
in a lifetime
What are some
examples?
Types of Natural Resources
Nonrenewable
cannot be
regenerated in our
lifetime.
takes millions of
years to create
What are some
examples?
Carrying Capacity
Factors that can
change C.C.
•LOCATION
•GLOBAL CHANGES
•TYPES OF
TECHNOLOGY USED TO
EXTRACT AND PROCESS
THE RESOURCES
Progression of Population Growth in
Relation to Carrying Capacity
Exponential Population Growth:
1. Growth starts out slow...
Why the decline in C.C. after an overshoot?
Relationship Between Population
and C.C.
What is happening below?
Which one
do you think
we are
heading
towards or
already at?
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Natural resources and Carrying Capacity

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Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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  • 1. Natural Resources & Carrying Capacity
  • 2. Types of Natural Resources Renewable can be regenerated in a lifetime
  • 3. What are some examples?
  • 4. Types of Natural Resources Nonrenewable cannot be regenerated in our lifetime. takes millions of years to create
  • 5. What are some examples?
  • 6. Carrying Capacity
  • 7. Factors that can change C.C. •LOCATION •GLOBAL CHANGES •TYPES OF TECHNOLOGY USED TO EXTRACT AND PROCESS THE RESOURCES
  • 8. Progression of Population Growth in Relation to Carrying Capacity Exponential Population Growth: 1. Growth starts out slowly, enters a rapid growth phase and then levels off when the carrying capacity for that species has been reached 2. The size of the population then fluctuates slightly above or below the carrying capacity. 3. Reproductive lag time may cause the population to overshoot the carrying capacity temporarily. Reproductive lag time is the time required for the birth rate to decline and the death rate to increase in response to resource limits. 4. In this scenario, the population will suffer a crash or dieback to a lower level near the carrying capacity unless a large number of individuals can emigrate to an area with more favorable conditions. An area's carrying capacity is not static. The carrying capacity may be lowered by resource destruction and degradation during an overshoot period or extended through technological and social changes.
  • 9. Why the decline in C.C. after an overshoot?
  • 10. Relationship Between Population and C.C.
  • 11. What is happening below? Which one do you think we are heading towards or already at?