## 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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Model Presentation and Predictions THE SPECIES-AREA RELATIONSHIP One

of the few genuine “laws" in ecology is the ... explores in detail the relationship

between area and the number of species in the community (

Model Presentation and Predictions THE SPECIES-AREA RELATIONSHIP One

of the few genuine “laws" in ecology is the ... explores in detail the relationship

between area and the number of species in the community (

**species richness**).Page 191

(1982) knew the area of each island, and they were able to estimate the

abundance of each species on the islands. They used these data to predict

island

line shows ...

(1982) knew the area of each island, and they were able to estimate the

abundance of each species on the islands. They used these data to predict

island

**species richness**with the passive sampling model. In Figure 7.15, the solidline shows ...

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Remember that nj in this expression is the total abundance of each species,

which we obtain by summing the rows of the ... These data suggest that a random

placement of individuals cannot account for the observed

Remember that nj in this expression is the total abundance of each species,

which we obtain by summing the rows of the ... These data suggest that a random

placement of individuals cannot account for the observed

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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