Lecture 5. Exponential and Logistic GrowthCourse: Quantitative Population EcologyDept. of Entomology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA Selfreproduction is the main feature of all living organisms. This is what distinguishes them from nonliving 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:
Logistic model (St. Olaf College, MN)
