## Allee Effect

11/10/2011 by jgluvna

The Allee effect (1931) describes the phenomena that for smaller populations, the reproduction and survival of individuals decrease, due to the lack of suitable mates. Alternatively, it can be thought of as a positive correlation between population density and the per capita growth rate. Determine at what population densities you expect to see the Allee effect and at what threshold density does is the Allee effect become negligible.

### Theory:

- Logistic equation (Neuhauser, Claudia.
*Calculus for Biology and Medicine*. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000. 346) - Allee effect (Neuhauser, Claudia.
*Calculus for Biology and Medicine*. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2000. 382)

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