## 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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I + E Equation 7.4 The equilibrium depends on the size of the

the maximum immigration (I) and extinction (E) rates. Graphically, this equilibrium

species number corresponds to the point on the x axis beneath the ...

I + E Equation 7.4 The equilibrium depends on the size of the

**source pool**(P) andthe maximum immigration (I) and extinction (E) rates. Graphically, this equilibrium

species number corresponds to the point on the x axis beneath the ...

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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

). Because both islands are equidistant from the mainland and colonized by the ...

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

**source pool**(Figure 7.6). Because both islands are equidistant from the mainland and colonized by the ...

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Each island consisted of one to several red mangrove trees (Rhizophora mangle)

that grow in shallow seawater. The total arthropod

was approximately 250 species, and each island supported 20 to 50 species.

Each island consisted of one to several red mangrove trees (Rhizophora mangle)

that grow in shallow seawater. The total arthropod

**source pool**for these islandswas approximately 250 species, and each island supported 20 to 50 species.

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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