## 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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v Density dependence is linear. Adding an individual of either species produces

a strictly linear decrease in per capita population growth rate. This is reflected in

the linear isoclines of the

...

v Density dependence is linear. Adding an individual of either species produces

a strictly linear decrease in per capita population growth rate. This is reflected in

the linear isoclines of the

**Lotka**–**Volterra model**. Models with nonlinear isoclines...

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Another unrealistic assumption of the

a specialist on the victim. Suppose instead that the predator has alternative prey

sources. Then, when the victim population becomes less abundant, the predator

...

Another unrealistic assumption of the

**Lotka**–**Volterra model**is that the predator isa specialist on the victim. Suppose instead that the predator has alternative prey

sources. Then, when the victim population becomes less abundant, the predator

...

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... Conversion efficiency Birds immigration and extinction study, 188–190

migratory, 90 passive sampling

study, 103, 104 Carrying capacity (K), 30–32

and, ...

... Conversion efficiency Birds immigration and extinction study, 188–190

migratory, 90 passive sampling

**model**study, ... Carabid beetles, metapopulationstudy, 103, 104 Carrying capacity (K), 30–32

**Lotka**–**Volterra**competition**model**and, ...

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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