Is there a specific way to write a population's carrying capacity? Is it just like "50 squirrels" or do you have to be more specific?

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Usually there is a graph for carrying capacity. One side of the graph shows population and the other shows time. Carrying capacity corralated to the amount of resources avalible.  There is generally an overshoot of the carrying capacity and then part of the poulation dies off because of lack of resources bringing the population back under the capacity. Here is an an example:


Graph of population carrying capacity and overshoot over time.

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Carrying capacity is the maximum number of individuals that an ecosystem can support.
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carrying capacity is the total number of individual organisms a habitat can contain based on the available resource
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