Saturday, January 1, 2011

Limiting Factors

  • Overcrowding of coyotes will lead to the overhunting of smaller mammals (rabbits, prairie dogs) and eventually the starvation of coyotes, leading to a decline of population. This decline of coyote population will lead to the rise of the small mammal population, and the cycle starts again.
  • Diseases spread much faster in denser populations such as that of the field mouse when compared to the population of hawks or other solitary, low density animals.
  • Natural disasters such as prairie fires will thin out populations, regardless of the population density.
  • Human interactions, such as the damming of the Kansas River or the over-hunting of the rattlesnake population, will effect the population regardless of the density before the human effects took place.


  1. this did npt help me. make it more detailed.

  2. didn`t help me find the limiting factors

  3. didn`t help me find the limiting factors