Carrying capacity facts for kids
Resources (such as food and space) of each particular area are limited, and they limit the number of organisms that can live/survive there.
Forest fires, for example, negatively affect the carrying capacity of forest areas by destroying plants and trees which forest animals need to survive.
If too many organisms live in an environment, it is called overpopulation.
The term "carrying capacity" was originally used to determine the number of animals that could graze on a segment of land. This term is now used for humans too.
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