Task 3 Zebra carrying capacity
Step 2both populations show sigmoidal growth.
Step 4 Questions
Growth factor is not constant for either zebra population.
The growth factor is initially high in the first few time intervals, then progressively decreases as the size of the population grows (and approaches carrying capacity).
Zebra population A has the highest growth factor as its population size increasesmore rapidly than zebra population B. They both have the same population size at time 0 (ie N=20).
The carrying capacity for zebra population A is 600 as the curve reaches anasymptote. The carrying capacity for zebra population B is higher than 600 as the curve has notreached an asymptote, and the growth factor is still >1.0 (ie. 1.03) at population 600. However,its population size at K will not be much greater than 600.
Zebra Populations Task 3
P o p u l a t i o n S i z e
Zebra population AZebra Population B