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Subject: exponential population growth
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: fasteddie44-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 10 Sep 2006 12:18 PDT
Expires: 24 Sep 2006 08:35 PDT
Question ID: 763923
I'm looking for examples of natural populations that have actually
grown exponentially. Are there cases where censuses have been taken of
invasive species to put good numbers on their growing populations?
(Human populations excluded.)

Clarification of Question by fasteddie44-ga on 11 Sep 2006 15:41 PDT
Specifically, what I will pay for is references to, or excerpts from,
or texts of three scholarly papers that contain population counts of
invasive species.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: exponential population growth
From: elids-ga on 10 Sep 2006 14:48 PDT
just take a look at the history of rabbits in Australia
from 24 released they reached plague proportions in about 30 years. It
still runs amock.

The fox introduced to australia attempting to control the rabbits
didn't achieve the results desired but they too multyplied like

Or the 26 Tanzanian queen bees introduced in Brazil in 1956, they
mixed with the local European bees producing the Africanized (Killer)
bees, by the mid 90's they had reached the southern United States. It
was thought that they would never pass Texas because of the cold
winters but Climate Change is allowing species to migrate further
north every year.

For many other such examples follow this link, just pick and choose
Subject: Re: exponential population growth
From: elids-ga on 15 Sep 2006 08:16 PDT
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