carrying capacity


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carrying capacity

an estimate of the number of people that a region, a nation, or the planet can sustain.

car·ry·ing ca·pac·i·ty

(kar'ē-ing kă-pas'i-tē)
An estimate of the number of people that a region, a nation, or the planet can sustain.

carrying capacity

the capacity of a particular habitat with reference to the maximum number of organisms which that habitat can normally support, e.g. the maximum number of wading birds an estuary can support.

carrying capacity

the number of animal units that a farm or area will carry on a year round basis, including that needed for conservation of winter feed. Usually stated as dry cows or dry sheep equivalents per hectare.
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Ecological Footprint (EF) and ecological carrying capacity, one method to calculate the difference between natural resource ecological consumption needs (ecological footprint) from human beings and ecological supply (ecological carrying capacity) from the nature, was initially introduced by Canadian ecological economists Professor William Rees (Rees, 1992) and was gradually perfected with his doctoral student Wackemagel in 1996 (Rees, 1996).
This amount of M&Ms constitutes the plate's carrying capacity, so the plate can at no point hold more M&Ms.
The other principles group had imperfect compliance early on with their rule of taking five each, yet had managed to build the population back up to its carrying capacity when I ended the experiment after four periods.
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the Altea XL the vehicle is a five-seater, but with more rear leg room and greater carrying capacity for luggage.
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Yzat Toktomambetov, chief of Jalalabad oblast road administration department said these gold mining companies use trucks with a carrying capacity of 45-60 tons on the bridges having a carrying capacity of 25 tons only.
Several techniques have been used for determining the carrying capacity for this species.
Annual census data revealed the estimate of deer in the population, however, no data existed that showed the optimal carrying capacity of the park.
Works are being carried out to expand the carrying capacity of the tunnels at this plant, which will increase installed capacity by 60 MW.