Carrying capacity is defined as –
- The maximum, equilibrium number of organisms of a particular species that can be supported indefinitely in a given environment.
- 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.
- In biology, the carrying capacity of a biological species in an environment is the maximum population size of the species that the environment can sustain indefinitely, given the food, habitat, water, and other necessities available in the environment.
- In population biology, carrying capacity is defined as the environment’s maximal load.
- In population ecology, the carrying capacity is the population size at which the population growth rate equals zero.
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