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Basic Ecological Models


Basic Ecological Models

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This is a subsite associated with the parent site called IDEA (Internet Differential Equation Activities).  The activity on this page is an introduction to exponential and logistic growth models applied to various ecological systems.  Nine problems explore such concepts as asymptotic behaviour, carrying capacity, harvesting, equilibria, and stability.  Java applet graphing utilities are conveniently placed throughout to provide visualization of solutions.
Material Type: Simulation
Technical Format: Other
Date Added to MERLOT: October 17, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 12, 2010
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Submitter: Danny Davis
Keywords: exponential, capacity, model, logistic, carrying, growth


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Primary Audience: College Lower Division, College Upper Division
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Java Applet enabled browser.
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: unsure
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