## 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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The intersection of the immigration and extinction curves determines the

equilibrium number of species (S) and the

— ion 7. I + E Equation 7.5 Note that the

only on ...

The intersection of the immigration and extinction curves determines the

equilibrium number of species (S) and the

**turnover**rate (T) at equilibrium. * IE T =— ion 7. I + E Equation 7.5 Note that the

**turnover**rate at equilibrium dependsonly on ...

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The near island will also be characterized by greater

Thus, island species richness in the MacArthur—Wilson model is uniquely

determined by the geometry of an island—its area determines the extinction rate,

and ...

The near island will also be characterized by greater

**turnover**than the far island.Thus, island species richness in the MacArthur—Wilson model is uniquely

determined by the geometry of an island—its area determines the extinction rate,

and ...

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However, the MacArthur– Wilson model predicts recurrent extinction and

of island populations, whereas the passive sampling model does not invoke

...

However, the MacArthur– Wilson model predicts recurrent extinction and

**turnover**of island populations, whereas the passive sampling model does not invoke

**turnover**. Instead, the passive sampling model predicts that an abundant species...

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User Review - dougb56586 - www.librarything.comThis is a very good introduction to the mathematical models used in population dynamics. The author begins with a simple exponential model of population growth, gradually extends the model to account ... Read full review

### Contents

Logistic Population Growth | 27 |

AgeStructured Population Growth | 56 |

Metapopulation Dynamics | 91 |

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