Which example supports the hypothesis that predators hold populations below carrying capacity?

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Predators that prey on the young and individuals of reproductive age are shown to have less of an impact on the prey population.

Predators that selectively remove old and sick individuals will have the greatest impact on the prey population.

Wolf predation has no effect on the prey population.

A wolf control program in Alaska decreased the predator abundance to 55% to 80% below precontrol density. During this time period, the moose population tripled.

 

asked Jan 3, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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A wolf control program in Alaska decreased the predator abundance to 55% to 80% below precontrol density. During this time period, the moose population tripled.

 

answered Jan 3, 2013 by anonymous



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