## 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. |

### From inside the book

Results 1-3 of 8

Page 91

Instead, the only distinction is between populations that persist and those that

. In Chapters 1–3 we emphasized equilibrium solutions for population size, ...

Instead, the only distinction is between populations that persist and those that

**go****extinct**. The second shift concerns the spatial scale at which we study populations. In Chapters 1–3 we emphasized equilibrium solutions for population size, ...

Page 92

So, if there is a 70% chance that a population goes extinct in one year, the

chance of persistence for five years in a ... The probability of regional persistence

for one year (P.) is 1 minus the probability that both patches

year: ...

So, if there is a 70% chance that a population goes extinct in one year, the

chance of persistence for five years in a ... The probability of regional persistence

for one year (P.) is 1 minus the probability that both patches

**go extinct**during theyear: ...

Page 98

Instead, the metapopulation will persist only if the strength of the internal

colonization effect (i) is greater than the probability of local extinction (p). If this

condition is not met, the metapopulation will

happen ...

Instead, the metapopulation will persist only if the strength of the internal

colonization effect (i) is greater than the probability of local extinction (p). If this

condition is not met, the metapopulation will

**go extinct**(f s:0). Extinction canhappen ...

### What people are saying - Write a review

#### LibraryThing Review

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 |

Copyright | |

5 other sections not shown

### Other editions - View all

### Common terms and phrases

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