## 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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The

and the positive feedback that gives populations the potential to increase at an

accelerating rate.

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The

**exponential**model recognizes the multiplicative nature of population**growth**and the positive feedback that gives populations the potential to increase at an

accelerating rate.

**Exponential**population**growth**is also a key feature of Charles...

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It is the simplest equation describing population growth in a resource-limited

environment, and it forms the basis for many models in ecology. The logistic

growth equation looks like the equation for

an ...

It is the simplest equation describing population growth in a resource-limited

environment, and it forms the basis for many models in ecology. The logistic

growth equation looks like the equation for

**exponential growth**(rN) multiplied byan ...

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Model Presentation and Predictions

STRUCTURE In Chapter 1, we represented birth and death rates as single

constants (b and d), which allowed us to easily calculate r for a population with

exponential ...

Model Presentation and Predictions

**EXPONENTIAL GROWTH**WITH AGESTRUCTURE In Chapter 1, we represented birth and death rates as single

constants (b and d), which allowed us to easily calculate r for a population with

exponential ...

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User Review - dougb56586 - www.librarything.comThis is a very good introduction to the mathematical models used in population dynamics. The author begins with a simple exponential model of population growth, gradually extends the model to account ... Read full review

### 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