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12 reduces to the Poisson distribution with parameter (a/m). Note that we can also generate an equilibrium distribution through the simple device of placing a new individual in the population immediately it becomes empty, instead of allowing random immigration at rate a. 13) over N = 1, 2, . . Using p1 + p2 + . . = 1 leads to p1 = -(l/m)/ln[1 - (l/m)] General single-species processes The underlying assumptions for the simple birth–death process can only hold true if there is no interference amongst individual population members.
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Logistic process Although the number of possible choices for the birth and death rates B(N) and D(N) is clearly unlimited, pragmatism demands that selection should be made on sensible biological grounds. That is, the simplest possible functions should be chosen that are consistent with the known biological characteristics of the system. One such scenario is when the individual birth and death rates respectively decrease and increase linearly with increasing N; crowding might reduce mating capability, whilst scarcity of food might increase the chance of death.