## 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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If there are more victims, the predator population increases (upward-pointing

arrows). The predator population has zero growth when V= q/3. Similar

reasoning applies to the analysis of the

vertical line, ...

If there are more victims, the predator population increases (upward-pointing

arrows). The predator population has zero growth when V= q/3. Similar

reasoning applies to the analysis of the

**predator isocline**. This isocline is avertical line, ...

Page 154

How does this more realistic victim isocline affect predator-prey dynamics? The

answer depends on precisely where the vertical

victim isocline. If the intersection is at the peak of the victim isocline, the predator

...

How does this more realistic victim isocline affect predator-prey dynamics? The

answer depends on precisely where the vertical

**predator isocline**intersects thevictim isocline. If the intersection is at the peak of the victim isocline, the predator

...

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If the predator population is limited by factors other than prey density, the

the predator population becomes limited when it reaches its own carrying

capacity.

If the predator population is limited by factors other than prey density, the

**predator isocline**bends to the right. No matter how large the victim population,the predator population becomes limited when it reaches its own carrying

capacity.

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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