"Carrying capacity is like the amount of passengers a plane can hold because there is a limited seat one airplane has."
"Carrying capacity is like filling up a bucket- The water you put into the bucket is like the production of the things you put into the ecosystem. "
"Think of the entire system as a business. You have a set number of employees, which is like your carrying capacity, and you have a budget of food that fluctuates based on a number of factors. A reduction in carrying capacity is like nature's version of layoffs: If there's not enough money in the budget to pay 10 employees, it will reduce that number to five. "
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.