Definitions for "Biotic Potential"
The inherent ability of members of a population to grow in numbers within a given time and under stated environmental conditions. This potential depends on the number of live, fertile offspring produced at each reproduction and, where sex is involved, the sex ratio, as well as the age classes distribution of the population.
The inherent power of an organism to multiply over a given period of time in the absence of control factors ( BCFT).
The maximum reproductive rate of an organism, given unlimited resources and ideal environmental conditions. Compare with environmental resistance.