Essential Biology 5.3: Populations.
Try this tutorial from WHFreeman to see how how manipulating r (reproduction rate), No (starting population) and K (carrying capacity), affects the growth of a simulated population.
Yeast Population Growth lab and simulation:
You will need a copy of the IBDP Bio StatBook for the data collection.
You can also see how to use a hemacytometer to count the population of cells at JoVE.
Here’s MrT’s TED Talk hero Hans Rosling talking about global population growth, through the hi-tech medium of colourful bins. He argues that to curb population growth, we need to raise the living standards of the poor:
Key terms: population, carrying, capacity, exponential, lag, phase, plateau, natality, mortality, emigration, immigration.