logistic curve

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lo·gis·tic curve

an S-shaped curve that depicts the growth of a population in an area of fixed limits.

logistic curve

an S-shaped curve of numbers against time that represents the growth in numbers of a population of organisms in a limited environment. see GROWTH CURVE.
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Another reason for considering a logistic curve follows from a rather subtle pattern in the data.
In fact, this provides another approach to estimating the year of peak oil: Fit the linear trend, and translate that into a logistic curve for production.
Table 1 Parameter values of logistic curves fitted to derived h prior distributions for different natural mortality (M) and recruitment variability ((T).
The logistic curves derived from gonadal data in each of the four southern bodies of water were significantly different (P>0.
The lack of precision, when determining maturity with morphometric data, could account for the slopes of the logistic curves for the prevalence of "mature" individuals of P.
Table 4 Computed selectivity parameters for prawns (carapace length in mm) from the two new trawl bodies and deviance values for the goodness-of-fit logistic curve.