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Carrying capacity

Carrying capacity

Carrying capacity is defined by ecologists as the population of a given species that can be supported indefinitely in a defined habitat without permanently damaging the ecosystem upon which it is dependent. Read more..

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Disturbance 

Disturbance 

The disturbance is a term used to describe a discrete event that disrupts an ecosystem or community, natural disturbances such as fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and floods. Another example of human-caused disturbances includes deforestation, overgrazing, and plowing. Read more.

Nature capital

Nature capital

The limited stocks of physical and biological resources found on earth’ (MA, 2005) is often described as “nature capital”; within this, terms provide nature a series of services that benefit society and the economy. These natural assets, are referred to as “natural capital. Read more..

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