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Group of individuals of the same species living in the same area at the same time
Many small populations isolated by habitat fragmentation
Part of a metapopulation, large and stable, genetically diverse and subject to emigration
Percentage of offspring that survive to a particular age class (Ix = Nx/No)
What does this equation represent? (births-deaths)/population size
Method of population estimation that assumes populations are static
Part of a metapopulation, small ephemeral population with low genetic diversity, subject to colonization or extinction
Average number of female offspring that a female produces over the course of her lifetime
Summarizes how likely it is that individuals of each age class in a population will survive and reproduce
Average number of female offspring produced by a single female over time
Study of the factors that determine population size and structure, now and through time
Geographic distribution of a species
The study of how and why populations change over time
Form of growth that depends on a carrying capacity
Type 2, death rate is constant, moderate number of offspring produced, some parental care of offspring
Another name for density independent growth
Type 3, more mature individuals have a greater chance of survival, little to no energy spent on parental care, represented by letter r
Average number of surviving children each woman has during her lifetime
Type 1, most individuals approach the species max life span, few progeny, extensive time and energy invested in offspring, represented by the letter K
Group of individuals of a specific age
Model that estimates the likelihood that a population will avoid extinction for a given time period
Method of population estimation that assumes organisms are static or relatively static, and are evenly distributed
Number of female offspring produced by a single female in age class x, Mx
Displays the distribution of the number of individuals in specific age groups

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