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Limiting Factor
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Limiting Factor

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will explain how a limiting factor effects the size of a polulation.

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A limiting factor is an environmental factor that limits the maximum population size of a population.  Examples of limiting factors are predators, limited food sources, and water availability.


Limiting factors define the carrying capacity (maximum population size) for an environment.

Limiting Factor