Density-dependent limiting factor: A limiting factor whose effects depend on the size of the population depend on population density. The less dense the population, the less severe the effect of the limiting factor. Examples: Predation and disease Density-independent limiting factor: A limiting factor that has the same effect on a population regardless of its population density. Examples: Natural disasters and climate
What is the usual response in the population size of many species to a density independent limiting factor?
What is the difference between density-dependent limiting factor and density-independent limiting factor?
Density-independent factors, usually these are environmental disasters, such as a forest fire, tidal wave etc that destroy the natural ecosystem that a species survives in affect the same proportion of individuals in a population regardless of population density. In contrast, the effects of density-dependent factors intensify as the population increases in size. These types of factors are a direct result of a species' population size. Usually these factors arise because the populations of the species…
What is the characteristic response in the population size of many species to a density-independent limiting factor?
The density dependent factors are factors whose effects on the size or growth of the population vary with the population density. Like density dependent limiting factors, the independent factor of death valley affects the population of the living things as well. However this time the factors are more Abiotic rather than biotic thing.