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a theoretic measurement of the capacity of a species to survive or to compete successfully.
An estimate of the maximum capacity of living things to survive and reproduce under optimal environmental conditions.
the possible growth rate of a population of organisms under ideal conditions, which include an absence of predators and an unlimited availability of nutrients and space for expansion.
biotic potentialThe hypothetical maximum reproductive capacity a population of organisms could sustain if the population were living in an optimised environment.
bi·ot·ic po·ten·ti·al(bī-ot'ik pō-ten'shăl)
Theoretic measurement of the capacity of a species to survive or to compete successfully.
biotic potentialthe theoretical maximum rate of increase of a species of organism in the absence of any adverse environmental factors such as predators or disease.
1. pertaining to life or living organisms.
2. pertaining to the biota.
the assemblage of living things, including animals, plants and bacteria, which inhabit a specific biotope.
the theoretical reproductive potential of a population when unimpeded by the environment.