## Primer of ecological theory |

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### Contents

Getting Comfortable Outdoors | 1 |

Time For a Byte of Food? | 25 |

The Skys the Limit | 55 |

Copyright | |

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abundance age class alleles animal average axis biodiversity biological biosphere body temperature Buckeye Lake called carbon carrying capacity chisq climate space coexist column vector command competition coefficients computed continuous-time curve defined density dependence differential equation discrete-time logistic dynamics ecological system eigenvalues energy environment equilibrium is stable equilibrium point evolution evolutionary example exponential extinction Figure formula fraction gametes gene pool genetic drift genotype geometric growth factor global graph habitat heterozygote host illustrate increase initial condition interaction intrinsic rate island island biogeography iteration Jacobian Leslie matrix logistic model loop Lotka-Volterra model MATLAB metapopulation n2hat_n natural selection number of species optimal foraging organisms parameters parasitoid pest plants plot population growth population sizes positive pprime predator predator-prey predicted prey production function random simulation SIMULINK species-1 stable age distribution subpopulations symbolic text editor trajectories trophic levels unstable variable vegetation yields zero