Global Patterns and Drivers of Biodiversity

Visit the simulator of the Lotka-Volterra competition equations that follow.

  • Set both of the per capita intrinsic rates of population growth, r = 1.
  • Set carrying capacities, K = 50, and the competition coefficients, α = 0.50.
  • Now slowly increase the α21 toward 1.

Questions for Writing and Discussion

Write a brief paragraph describing and explaining the effect you observe in the graph. 

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