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I'd like to find a good academic (non-website) source to get a general idea of the main things a population ecologist looks at when predicting growth and decline.

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I'd like to find a good academic (non-website) source to get a general idea of the main things a population ecologist looks at when predicting growth and decline.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logistic_function

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logistic_function

sounds crazy, but i'm doing a range of probabilities for the age of the matrix (yes, the movie) based upon 6 cycles of a 16 female 8 male population increasing to 250,000 and restarting. My upper and lower limits of time are determined by story, while the undefined population growth periods will be determined by estimations on family size, age of mothers, diet, loss due to war, and immigration due to a seperate group of humans freed from the matrix on it's own increasing and independent scale from standard growth.

what i really need is how a professional applied mathematician accounts for all the limiting and increasing factors that more or less always play into real calculations of human population growth. i don't know how to set up a sequence with such a huge number of constantly changing growth coefficients.

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