## 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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is continuous turnover of individual populations through colonization and

extinction. The fraction of population sites (f) reaches an equilibrium when the

derivation once ...

is continuous turnover of individual populations through colonization and

extinction. The fraction of population sites (f) reaches an equilibrium when the

**immigration rate**precisely equals the extinction rate. We will see this samederivation once ...

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Graphically, this equilibrium species number corresponds to the point on the x

axis beneath the intersection of the

. At the intersection, the

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Graphically, this equilibrium species number corresponds to the point on the x

axis beneath the intersection of the

**immigration**and extinction curves (Figure 7.5). At the intersection, the

**rate**at which new species arrive is matched by the**rate**at...

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See also Endangered populations Extinction probability, see Probability

Extinction rate (E, pus) area effect and, 177 ... 8 I, see

Immigrants Immigrants, number of (I), 2–3

and, 180–181 ...

See also Endangered populations Extinction probability, see Probability

Extinction rate (E, pus) area effect and, 177 ... 8 I, see

**Immigration rate**;Immigrants Immigrants, number of (I), 2–3

**Immigration rate**(I; As) distance effectsand, 180–181 ...

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### Contents

Logistic Population Growth | 27 |

AgeStructured Population Growth | 56 |

Metapopulation Dynamics | 91 |

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