## 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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ing the components that contribute to the rate at which individual predators

capture victims (n/t) (Royama 1971). ... The total number of prey captured by a

predator (n) is simply the product of the

and the ...

ing the components that contribute to the rate at which individual predators

capture victims (n/t) (Royama 1971). ... The total number of prey captured by a

predator (n) is simply the product of the

**victim density**(V), the encounter rate (o),and the ...

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If the victim population has its carrying capacity enhanced from K to K", the

system moves from a stable equilibrium to overexploitation by the predator. The

victim isocline may also turn upward at low

If the victim population has its carrying capacity enhanced from K to K", the

system moves from a stable equilibrium to overexploitation by the predator. The

victim isocline may also turn upward at low

**victim densities**, generating different ...Page 159

(b) Effects of the availability of alternative prey on the predator isocline. If the

predator is not a specialist on the victim, the predator population may be able to

increase even when the

(b) Effects of the availability of alternative prey on the predator isocline. If the

predator is not a specialist on the victim, the predator population may be able to

increase even when the

**victim density**declines to zero. (c) Effects of**victim****density**on ...### What people are saying - Write a review

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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