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"Connecting Concepts: Ecology/Population Dynamics 2: Logistic Growth" icon

Connecting Concepts: Ecology/Population Dynamics 2: Logistic Growth

Students will: 1) complete interactive explorations of density-dependence and carrying capacity, the difference between r (realized intrinsic rate of increase or per capita, growth rate), rmax, (maximum intrinsic rate of increase and dN/dt (population growth rate), how growth rate changes over time while r decreases; and 2) summarize and compare properties of exponential and logistic growth.... Show More


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Marty Zahn
Marty Zahn (Retired Faculty)
9 years ago

Part two of three parts to an outstanding interactive exercise for students learn about population dynamics. Well written and requires students to figure out the answers. If incorrect answer, takes them back to the basic material. Very well done.

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