## 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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K represents the

Kencompasses many potentially limiting resources, including the availability of

space, food, and shelter. In our model, these resources are depleted

incrementally as ...

K represents the

**maximum**population size that can be supported. Thus,Kencompasses many potentially limiting resources, including the availability of

space, food, and shelter. In our model, these resources are depleted

incrementally as ...

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Es is the

rate for large islands. Suppose we have a large island (A) and a small island (A)

that differ only in area, but are identical in habitat diversity and distance from the ...

Es is the

**maximum**extinction rate for small islands; E1 is the**maximum**extinctionrate for large islands. Suppose we have a large island (A) and a small island (A)

that differ only in area, but are identical in habitat diversity and distance from the ...

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In is the

immigration rate for far islands. (I) than on the far island (I). Consequently, the

near island will have more species at equilibrium than the far island. The near

island will also ...

In is the

**maximum**immigration rate for near islands; Iris the**maximum**immigration rate for far islands. (I) than on the far island (I). Consequently, the

near island will have more species at equilibrium than the far island. The near

island will also ...

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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