Table. 1.

Summary of parameters used

Parameter Definition Comments
α Habitat carrying capacity Dimensionless unit
The natural habitat carrying capacity α was set to two units
β Red-eared slider survivorship, affected by habitat condition –1 < β < 1
Positive values closer to zero represent better conditions for red-eared slider survivorship. Negative values indicate habitat increase by natural spread of sliders
xn Population at the beginning of the nth year Dimensionless unit
Initial population for time interval [n, n + 1]
yn = αβxn Effective habitat carrying capacity Dimensionless unit
Constant habitat carrying capacity for time interval [n, n + 1]
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