## 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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Equivalently, we can designate the age of an individual by its age class. An

individual in age class x is between the ages of x − 1 and x. For

individual in the third age class is between the ages of 2 and 3. Similarly, a

newborn is of ...

Equivalently, we can designate the age of an individual by its age class. An

individual in age class x is between the ages of x − 1 and x. For

**example**, anindividual in the third age class is between the ages of 2 and 3. Similarly, a

newborn is of ...

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With resource limitation, K-selection should favor late, iteroparous reproduction,

small r, few offspring with good survivorship, a Type I survivorship curve, and

large body size. Classic

With resource limitation, K-selection should favor late, iteroparous reproduction,

small r, few offspring with good survivorship, a Type I survivorship curve, and

large body size. Classic

**examples**of species thought to have evolved under the ...Page 161

The most famous

canadensis) and its principal prey, the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). The

ecologist Charles Elton analyzed fur-trapping records from the Hudson's Bay ...

The most famous

**example**of this cycling is the case of the Canada lynx (Lynxcanadensis) and its principal prey, the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). The

ecologist Charles Elton analyzed fur-trapping records from the Hudson's Bay ...

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### Contents

Logistic Population Growth | 27 |

AgeStructured Population Growth | 56 |

Metapopulation Dynamics | 91 |

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