Lecture 5. Exponential and Logistic GrowthCourse: Quantitative Population Ecology
Dept. of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Self-reproduction is the main feature of all living organisms. This is what distinguishes them from non-living things. Any model of population dynamics include reproduction. We will discuss two most important models of population growth based on reproduction of organisms: exponential and logistic models.
Exponential and logistic models help to solve different kinds of problems in ecology, here are some examples: