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Table 1 Model parameters and the interpretation of their values. Parameters are constants with modifiable values that characterize a specific region’s food production

From: The effect of acute and chronic food shortage on human population equilibrium in a subsistence setting

Parameter Interpretation
a The maximum calorie production per person
b The number of people required to saturate production
c Average calories consumed per person
d Average deaths per caloric deficit
f Sensitivity to fluctuations in food supply