X2 100 x 01 x 05 X2

is both the larger value (and therefore the dominant root) and the one which is ecologically meaningful. We can now use this value of X to produce a prediction of the rate of increase of R and F (based on equation 4.12):

Time (years)

Fig. 4.3 Simulation of population dynamics of rosettes and flowering plants (equations 4.9 and 4.10) with values of f = 100, s01 = 0.1 and s12 = 0.5.

Time (years)

Fig. 4.3 Simulation of population dynamics of rosettes and flowering plants (equations 4.9 and 4.10) with values of f = 100, s01 = 0.1 and s12 = 0.5.

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