carrying capacity

carrying capacity

noun Ecology.

  1. the maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment. Abbreviation: K


  1. ecology the maximum number of individuals that an area of land can support, usually determined by their food requirements

  1. The maximum population of a particular organism that a given environment can support without detrimental effects.

In ecology, the number of living things that can exist for long periods in a given area without damaging the environment.

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