## What is the logistics growth curve?

As competition increases and resources become increasingly scarce, populations reach the carrying capacity (K) of their environment, causing their growth rate to slow nearly to zero. This produces an S-shaped curve of population growth known as the logistic curve (right).

**What is an example of a logistic growth curve?**

Examples of Logistic Growth Yeast, a microscopic fungus used to make bread and alcoholic beverages, exhibits the classical S-shaped curve when grown in a test tube ([Figure 2]a). Its growth levels off as the population depletes the nutrients that are necessary for its growth.

**What is rmaxN?**

Notice that when N is very small, (K-N)/K becomes close to K/K or 1, and the right side of the equation reduces to rmaxN, which means the population is growing exponentially and is not influenced by carrying capacity.

### What are the 3 phases of logistic growth?

The growth curve of a population growing according to logistic growth is typically characterized by three phases: an initial establishment phase in which growth is slow, a rapid expansion phase in which the population grows relatively quickly, and a a long entrenchment stage in which the population is close to its …

**How many phases does a logistic growth curve have?**

The four phases of such growth (Initiation/Birth, Acceleration/Growth, Deceleration/Maturing, Saturation) can be seen in the logistic growth curve at right. GP (growth point), IP (inflection point) and SP (saturation point) are points on the curve after which careful observers can notice growth conditions have changed.

**Where is the growth rate the fastest on a logistic growth curve?**

A population is growing the fastest when it is half the carrying capacity.

#### Why is logistic growth curve considered more realistic?

The logistic growth is more realistic because it considers those environmental limits that are density, food abundance,resting place, sickness, parasites, competition…. It tells us that the population has a limit because of those environmental factors.

**What is Rmax in logistic growth?**

rmax = maximum per capita growth rate of population.

**What happens to the Lions after 1963?**

After the decline in 1963, the lion population increased again and remained fairly stable until 1983, when they declined again. “The weather in East Africa was more variable in the 1990s than in the 1970s and 1980s, and all four lion die-offs coincided with drought and flood.

## What are the four phases of logistic growth?

The four phases of such growth (Initiation/Birth, Acceleration/Growth, Deceleration/Maturing, Saturation) can be seen in the logistic growth curve at right.

**What are two types of growth curves?**

The two types of growth curves that are most common are logarithmic growth curves and exponential growth curves.

**How can we mathematically model logistic growth?**

We can mathematically model logistic growth by modifying our equation for exponential growth, using an (per capita growth rate) that depends on population size () and how close it is to carrying capacity ( ). Assuming that the population has a base growth rate of when it is very small, we can write the following equation:

### When does logistic growth take place?

Logistic growth takes place when a population’s per capita growth rate decreases as population size approaches a maximum imposed by limited resources, the carrying capacity (). It’s represented by the equation: Logistic growth produces an S-shaped curve.

Examples of logistic growth Yeast, a microscopic fungus used to make bread and alcoholic beverages, can produce a classic S-shaped curve when grown in a test tube. In the graph shown below, yeast growth levels off as the population hits the limit of the available nutrients.

**What is the difference between exponential growth and logistic growth?**

In logistic growth, a population’s per capita growth rate gets smaller and smaller as population size approaches a maximum imposed by limited resources in the environment, known as the carrying capacity ( ). Exponential growth produces a J-shaped curve, while logistic growth produces an S-shaped curve.