## 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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However,

continuous. ... Over a short time interval, the number of births in the population is

the product of the instantaneous birth

Expression ...

However,

**population growth**of long-lived organisms may be approximatelycontinuous. ... Over a short time interval, the number of births in the population is

the product of the instantaneous birth

**rate**and the population size: B – DExpression ...

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Sometimes r is called the intrinsic

after the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834). In his famous “Essay

on the Principle of

Sometimes r is called the intrinsic

**rate**of**increase**, or the Malthusian parameterafter the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834). In his famous “Essay

on the Principle of

**Population**" (1798), Malthus argued that food supply could ...Page 30

It is the simplest equation describing

environment, and it forms the basis for many ... The population is relatively

uncrowded and is growing at 93% of the growth

increasing ...

It is the simplest equation describing

**population growth**in a resource-limitedenvironment, and it forms the basis for many ... The population is relatively

uncrowded and is growing at 93% of the growth

**rate**of an exponentiallyincreasing ...

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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