The Chessboard Model

This is an abstract model.  The chessboard represents the carrying capacity of an environment.  The poker chips are population units.  Think of the time frame as half of a jigsaw puzzle.

the empty board
add four

add twelve, why not, there’s lots of room

add thirty six….

you can take four away…but you’re adding a hundred and eight, we’re in trouble now…

you could add 324, think what that’d look like.. or just add fifty four
subtract twelve…doesn’t look much different

adding twenty seven
subtract 36

adding fourteen…the third generation of one-child families…
subtract a hundred and eight…

add fourteen
subtract fifty four

add fourteen
subtract twenty seven

add fourteen
subtract fourteen
add fourteen