## Population and Community Ecology: Principles and Methods |

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### Contents

Predicting the Growth of a Population | 11 |

Life Tables | 26 |

The Regulation of Populations | 45 |

Fluctuating and Oscillating Populations | 73 |

Estimating the Sizes of Plant and Animal Populations | 97 |

Spatial Patterns I The Pattern of a Collection of | 131 |

Spatial Patterns II The Patterns of Mosaics and Maps | 166 |

Competition I Processes and Models | 202 |

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age classes age distribution allelopathy animals autotoxicity beta diversity birth calculated Chapter clumps coefficient coexistence column combined population confidence interval consider constant correlogram cycles death degrees of freedom denote density density-dependent depends described discussed distance diversity ecological ecologists environment equation equilibrium estimate example expected frequencies expected value Figure fluctuations follows forest frequency distribution given growing growth curve growth rate habitat herbivores hypothesis insects isopleth larvae lodgepole pine matrix mean measure method mosaic natural population nearest neighbor niche null hypothesis number of individuals number of species obtained occur oscillations pair patches pattern phytoplankton Pielou plankton plants Poisson distribution population's predators predict probability proportion quadrats random rate of increase rate per individual reason result sampling units seedlings seeds segregation shown shows Simpson index spatial stability suppose survival survivorship curve tion trees values variable variance vegetation

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