Enter the population size, rate of increase of population, and the total change in population over the time period to determine the carrying capacity.

## Carrying Capacity Formula

The following formula is used to calculate a carrying capacity.

K = r * N * (1-N) / CP

- Where K is the carrying capacity
- r is the rate of population increase
- N is the population size
- CP is the change in population size

## Carrying Capacity Definition

A carrying capacity is defined as a constant that explains how a population grows within a certain area.

## Carrying Capacity Example

How to calculate a carrying capacity?

**First, determine the rate of population increase.**Calculate the rate of population increase.

**Next, determine the total size.**Calculate the total population size.

**Next, determine the change in population size.**Calculate the total change in size.

**Finally, calculate the carrying capacity.**Calculate the carrying capacity using the formula above.

## FAQ

**What is carrying capacity?**

A carrying capacity is a constant used in ecology when using the logistic population growth equation.