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Definition of density dependence

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Definition as written by NatureWalker:

Self thining, the half power law, population regulation.

When plants or seeds compete for a limited supply of the natural resources of space, water and nutrients.

The more individuals there are competing for the resources, the higher the mortality will be in the population.

This also includes disease: if plants are too close, it produces an epidemic that spreads rapidly in crowed places; rather than plants that are sparsely planted.

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