How Do The Limiting Factors Affect The Movement Of Species?

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The range of an organism is where any species can be found throughout the world. Each individual species will have its own unique range, and may even vary between members of a species. The range also includes anywhere an organism might migrate to or hibernate in throughout its lifetime. This is different from dispersal in that dispersal is the actual movement of organisms from one place to another, rather than the actual locations they may be found. Many types of species will have specific adaptations that will assist in making the movement to a new location a lot easier. Some limiting factors, such as the climate of a region, the population of a species, or the abiotic factors in an area can potentially become more harmful than helpful in the dispersal of a species.

A major limiting factor in dispersal would be the climate and weather of a particular region. If the climate is unfamiliar to an organism, it will most likely make the movement more difficult. Dispersal includes organisms moving from their birth site (or where they are born) to a breeding site, or possibly from one breeding site to another. Because many …show more content…

Most species will "disperse" in groups. This makes it much easier to find food and water, as well as fighting off the attacks of predators if needed. Because many populations are reaching dangerously low numbers, this could harm the natural movement of organisms. It will make the process of finding a new site much more difficult, and possibly more time-consuming. If this is the case, the number of organisms in a species will only continue to drop. In contrast, species with rising populations may cause further damage to those with low numbers. By having an excessive amount of organisms in their species, they will naturally consume more resources and take up more space, leaving less and less for other

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