## 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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FERTILITY

do we find? Animal ecologists distinguish between semelparous and iteroparous

reproduction. Plant ecologists use the equivalent terms monocarpic and ...

FERTILITY

**SCHEDULES**IN NATURE In nature, what sorts of fertility**schedules**do we find? Animal ecologists distinguish between semelparous and iteroparous

reproduction. Plant ecologists use the equivalent terms monocarpic and ...

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Because it is a straight line on a logarithmic graph, the Type II survivorship

organisms have a true Type II survivorship curve, because it is unusual for the

probability of ...

Because it is a straight line on a logarithmic graph, the Type II survivorship

**Schedule**is one in which the mortality rate is constant throughout life. Feworganisms have a true Type II survivorship curve, because it is unusual for the

probability of ...

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reproductive value and, 71, 74–75 for stage-structured growth (transition matrix),

77–79, 82–85 Leslie, P. H., 67 Life history strategies, 75–76 loop diagrams, 78–

79, 83 Life-table analysis, 57-71 fertility, 66–67, 68 fertility

reproductive value and, 71, 74–75 for stage-structured growth (transition matrix),

77–79, 82–85 Leslie, P. H., 67 Life history strategies, 75–76 loop diagrams, 78–

79, 83 Life-table analysis, 57-71 fertility, 66–67, 68 fertility

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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