Carrying Capacity in Pico-phytoplankton
In this lesson, students will use graphs from experiments conducted by researchers at MBARI to estimate carrying capacity. They will compare their estimates to actual carrying capacities generated from a Logistic Growth Model and analyze the resulting trend of increasing nutrient concentration on population size. Students will communicate their analyses in writing and/or in a presentation to their peers.
Author: Megan O’Neill, Kathy Couchon, Katie Sard, Katie Lodes, Slade Sapora, Kama Almasi; EARTH 2015