I originally posted this on the Biology message boards. But I have not received any responses. In models of exponential growth, we have an intrinsic growth rate (r) that is calculated as the difference of birth rates to death rates. With the logistic growth model, we also have an intrinsic growth rate (r). How then do birth rates and death rates relate to the intrinsic growth rate in the context of this model? Specifically, if you have a model where you have been given values for r and K, does the birth rate and death rate associated with r occur at a particular time? I'm wondering if this specifically relates to P(t) = K/2 since this is where the maximum growth occurs. Thanks.