Population Biology/Ecology Problem...?
In a population growing logistically and approaching Carrying Capacity (K), the
change in density (N) per unit time (dN/dt) is maximum when N equals to
Please explain relevantly.
- Alone GuyLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
Growth rate is close to its maximum value of r when N is small, i.e., low population density, an "empty" habitat, the growth rate is maximum.
dN/dt = rN (K-N/K) The equation for logistic model of population growth
It can't be K because if it does, the growth rate will be 0.
It can't be 2K, because that will slow down the rate of growth.
It has to be a low value, like K/2.
Your question provides 3 and 4th choices to be the same, and if thats the case, then K/2 is the correct choice, otherwise choose the lowest value possible.Source(s): .