## 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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MODIFYING THE

assumptions of the Lotka–Volterra model is that individual predators can always

increase their prey consumption as the victim population increases. This type of

foraging ...

MODIFYING THE

**FUNCTIONAL RESPONSE**One of the most unrealisticassumptions of the Lotka–Volterra model is that individual predators can always

increase their prey consumption as the victim population increases. This type of

foraging ...

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Control is possible with the Type III response, but only at relatively low prey

densities. In contrast, the Type I

over all prey densities. Incorporating a Type II or Type III

the ...

Control is possible with the Type III response, but only at relatively low prey

densities. In contrast, the Type I

**functional response**ensures effective controlover all prey densities. Incorporating a Type II or Type III

**functional response**intothe ...

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You are studying an insect-eating bird with a Type II

which k = 100 prey/hour and D =5 prey. a. What is the encounter rate, 0.2 b. If the

prey density is 75, what is the feeding rate? * Advanced problem Solutions 1.

You are studying an insect-eating bird with a Type II

**functional response**forwhich k = 100 prey/hour and D =5 prey. a. What is the encounter rate, 0.2 b. If the

prey density is 75, what is the feeding rate? * Advanced problem Solutions 1.

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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