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10:16 Nov 1, 2000
English to Spanish translations [PRO]
English term or phrase: "carrying capacity"
Context:
The sentence reads: "...a guide exploring population related issues such as 'carrying capacity' and resource consumption."
I have no idea what this means... in this context at least. any suggestions???
Ernesto Leigh
Chile
Local time: 20:42
Spanish translation:Explanation in English
Explanation:
I have found the explanation in English. However, I can't help you with the translation to Spanish. Anyway, I am sure you'll be able to think about a plausible translation, once you know the meaning.

<<Ecosystems threatened by overharvesting and/or overwhelmed by more wastes than can be absorbed lose resilience (ie. the ability to absorb shocks and disturbances) and may suddenly break down and/or settle into a different system with less reilience. This implies there are thresholds at which the levels of stress will lead to the disruption of the system. One concept used to understand these critical limits and thresholds is CARRYING CAPACITY which assumes that there are a finite number of people who can be supported without degrading the natural environment and social, economic and cultural systems and, as such, "is an indirect measure of the maximum level of stress that the ecosystem can maintain". ( Barbier, Burgess and Folke 1994).>>


http://iisd1.iisd.ca/ic/info/ss9506.htm

Hope it helps!
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LinguaVox
Spain
Local time: 00:42
Grading comment
Well thank you my erudite friend. Now I understand what it means....well, at least I'm halfway there, right?

Thanks again
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Summary of answers provided
nacapacidad de cargaxxxJon Zuber
naExplanation in English
LinguaVox
nacapacidad de transporte
Elinor Thomas


  

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13 mins
capacidad de transporte


Explanation:
una guía que explora temas relacionados con la población, tales como su capacidad de transporte (I guess it means how many cars and public transportation units are there) y consumo de recursos.

Hope this helps! :)



Elinor Thomas
Local time: 20:42
Native speaker of: Spanish
PRO pts in pair: 860

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malena
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26 mins
Explanation in English


Explanation:
I have found the explanation in English. However, I can't help you with the translation to Spanish. Anyway, I am sure you'll be able to think about a plausible translation, once you know the meaning.

<<Ecosystems threatened by overharvesting and/or overwhelmed by more wastes than can be absorbed lose resilience (ie. the ability to absorb shocks and disturbances) and may suddenly break down and/or settle into a different system with less reilience. This implies there are thresholds at which the levels of stress will lead to the disruption of the system. One concept used to understand these critical limits and thresholds is CARRYING CAPACITY which assumes that there are a finite number of people who can be supported without degrading the natural environment and social, economic and cultural systems and, as such, "is an indirect measure of the maximum level of stress that the ecosystem can maintain". ( Barbier, Burgess and Folke 1994).>>


http://iisd1.iisd.ca/ic/info/ss9506.htm

Hope it helps!


    Reference: http://iisd1.iisd.ca/ic/info/ss9506.htm
LinguaVox
Spain
Local time: 00:42
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 462
Grading comment
Well thank you my erudite friend. Now I understand what it means....well, at least I'm halfway there, right?

Thanks again
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2 hrs
capacidad de carga


Explanation:
Ffc's explanation is correct. This is the Spanish phrase, as a Google search will readily confirm.

xxxJon Zuber
PRO pts in pair: 83

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