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Environmental Carrying Capacity

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_616

The environmental carrying capacity is the limit of the environmental support to human society and economic activities over a certain period of time under certain environmental conditions. It also refers to the environmental tolerance or environmental endurance. Because of the limits of available resources within an environmental system, human activities must be kept within these supporting limits or capacities.

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