Summary, Week 8

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Matt Staten Dr. Loren Davis Anthropology 430 27 February 2008 Article Summary – Week 8 In Chapter 12, the focus of the article seems to be on using mathematical models to learn about how environment determines population. Rogers, the author, never explicitly says these theories apply solely to humans, so it is my assumption that these will work for animal populations as well. The formulas seem simple, for the most. While I am not a math major I do understand at least a couple of the models presented. The first model is by far the most simple: the “geometric growth” model. It simply states that a population will grow at an exponential rate. Rogers is careful to remind us that this is not sustainable in the long run and that restrictions must be placed within the formula to reach something more realistic. By adding a function into the equation, we get the “population regulation” model, which essentially considers varying birth and death rates. This is about where I began to get lost. The next model provided is the “cobwebbing and dynamic stability” model. From what I
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