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MIT1_018JF09_Lec13 - 1.018 7.30J 2009 Handout Lectures...

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1.018 – 7.30J 2009 Handout Lectures 13,14 Population Growth: Exponential/Logistic, Chemostats, Life Tables, and Human Population Growth READINGS Text : Appendix A, p. 741-744; Appendix B pp. 762-766; Chapter 10: pp. 171 – 180;. Chapter 11: 181-193. Lecture Supplement Introduction to Chemostat Theory Chemostat Lecture Notes Articles : Smil, Vaclav (1999). How Many Billions To Go? Nature 401:429. Palumbi (2001). Humans as the World’s Greatest Evolutionary Force. Science 293:1786- 1790. Cohen,J. (1995) Population growth and Earth’s human carrying capacity. Science 269:341 Tilman et al (2002). Agricultural sustainability and intensive production practices. Nature 418:671. Wackernagel et al (1999) National natural capital accounting with the ecological footprint concept. Ecol. Econom. 29:375-390 Further Reading Hindell, M. (1991) Some Life-History Parameters of a Declining population of southern elephant seals, Mirounga leonina. J. Anim. Ecol. 60: 119-134 OUTLINE Exponential Growth Continuous growth in an unlimited environment Logistic Growth Growth with limits – Carrying Capacity Density Dependent Growth
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