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14.12: Biological Factors

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    Biological factors:

    Competition for mates, food, and space

    Competition may be between members of a species or between species

    Predators

    Too many predators can wipe out a community; not enough predators cause population explosions, resource exhaustion, and collapse.

    Predator (otter) with prey (fish)
    Figure 14.19. Predator and prey (seal with fish meal).