Questions and assignments to Lecture 5
- Population numbers of cockroaches double every month (30 d). What is their intrinsic rate of increase (per day)?
- What is the intrinsic rate of increase in a human population if every family has 3 children at parent's age of 30 (there are no singles, no divorces, sex ratio 1:1)? What would be the numbers of human population after 100 years if initial numbers are 4 billion?
- A new lake was created after building a dam. The number of fish censused after 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 years since that time was 1000, 2000, 3500, 5000 and 6000. Estimate parameters of the logistic model using non-linear regression. Plot the data and the model on one graph.
- Use Excel to simulate population dynamics with the discrete-time logistic model (Ricker's model) for 60 generations. Use K=100; r = 0.1, 0.5, 1.0, 1.5, 1.9, 2.2; No = 10.