## A Primer of EcologyWith the aim of teaching students the essential models in population and community ecology, this book explains in detail the basic concepts of exponential and logistic population growth, age-structured demography, metapopulation dynamics, competition, predation and island biogeography. |

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If the intersection is at the peak of the victim isocline, the predator and victim

populations will cycle as in the simple Lotka–Volterra model (

However, if the predator isocline crosses to the right of the hump, the predator

and victim ...

If the intersection is at the peak of the victim isocline, the predator and victim

populations will cycle as in the simple Lotka–Volterra model (

**Figure**6.10a).However, if the predator isocline crosses to the right of the hump, the predator

and victim ...

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isocline. If the predator population is limited by factors other than prey density, the

predator isocline bends to the right. No matter how large the victim population, ...

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**Figure**6.13 (a) Effects of carrying capacity on the predatorisocline. If the predator population is limited by factors other than prey density, the

predator isocline bends to the right. No matter how large the victim population, ...

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Graphically, this equilibrium species number corresponds to the point on the x

axis beneath the intersection of the immigration and extinction curves (

. At the intersection, the rate at which new species arrive is matched by the rate at

...

Graphically, this equilibrium species number corresponds to the point on the x

axis beneath the intersection of the immigration and extinction curves (

**Figure**7.5). At the intersection, the rate at which new species arrive is matched by the rate at

...

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### Contents

Logistic Population Growth | 27 |

AgeStructured Population Growth | 56 |

Metapopulation Dynamics | 91 |

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abundance age class age structure Allee effect allenbyi ascidian assumptions axis birth and death birth rate calculate carrying capacity Chapter coexistence colonization competition competitors constant death rate decrease density-dependent depends ecology environmental stochasticity Euler equation example exponential growth Expression extinction rate Figure fluctuations functional response go extinct habitat immigration rate interspecific competition isocline of species iteroparous K-selection large islands Leslie matrix life-table logistic growth logistic model Lotka–Volterra model MacArthur—Wilson model mathematical maximum metapopulation metapopulation models number of individuals number of species Number of victims offspring oligochaetes parasite passive sampling model patches persist population cycles population density population growth rate population sizes predator and victim predator isocline predator population primer propagule pyramidum rate of increase red grouse represents reproductive value rescue effect schedule simple source pool species richness species—area relationship state-space graph survivorship survivorship curve tion turnover ulation victim density victim isocline victim population zero