Apopulation of 120 rabbits lives in a prairie ecosystem. which of these might prevent this population from growing any larger?
a. a disease with a high mortality rate
b. a decreasing amount of competition for space
c. an increasing amount of edible plant life
d. a decreasing amount of predators
Your answer will be C, a disease with a high mortality rate.
There are many factors that can limit the size of a plant or animal population. Disease can often prevent a population from growing beyond a certain point. Large plant or animal populations can be particularly at risk for widespread and often devastating diseases.