1. Read this and this and consider the following items.1
    • Draw a plot of abundance (numbers of organisms) against time that represents exponential growth.
    • Draw a plot of abundance (numbers of organisms) against time that represents logistic growth.
    • What do Nt, Nt+1, N0, r, and K represent in the exponential and logistic growth functions/models.
    • What are the fundamental differences in assumptions underlying the exponential and logistic growth functions/models.
    • What is the difference between a discrete and a continuous function/model?
    • Describe a (fish-related) situation where the exponential function/model may adequately represent population growth?
    • Describe a (fish-related) situation where the exponential function/model may adequately represent population growth?

  1. If you are looking for more information, consult your Ecology book or this and this