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Overpopulation

When there are too many people on an area relative to the available resources.

Underpopulation

When there are too few people in an area to use the resources efficiently (for a given level of technology)

Optimum population

An ideal balance between population and resources.

Optimum: most favourable

Carrying capacity

A calculation of how large a population any given environment can support.

Ecological footprint

A measure of the demand placed by humans on earths natural ecosystems.