Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants
Single-species populations; Describing populations; Population processes; The diagrammatic life table; Conventional life tables; Some generalizations; The modular growth of organisms; Buried seed banks; Intraspecific competition; The nature of intraspecific competition; Three characteristics of intraspecific competition; Density-dependence: a fourth competition; Scramble and contest; Actual effects of intraspecific competition; Negative competition; Models of single-species populations; Populations breeding at discret intervals; Continuous breeding; The utility of the equations; Incorporation of age-specific fecundity and mortality; Interspecific interactions; Interspecific competion; The nature of interspecific interactions; Interspecific competition; A field example: granivorous ants; Competition between plant species: experimental approaches; The ecological niche; The competitive exclusion principle; Competitive exclusion in the field; Competitive release; Coexistence: resource partitioning; Character displacement; Competition: its avoidance or its non-existence? Competition and coexistence in plants; A logistic model of two-species competition; Analysis of competition in plants; Niche overlap; Competition and heterogeneity; Predation; Patterns of abundance; Coevolution, and specialization amongst predators; Time and timing; Effects on prey fitness; The effects of predation-rate on predator fitness; The functional response of predators to prey availability; Aggregated effects; Mutual interference amongst predators; Interference and pseudo-interference; Optimal foraging; Mathematical models; Patterns of abundance reconsidered; Harvesting; Synthesis; Population regulation; Nicholson's view; Andrewartha and birch's view; An example: thrips imaginis; Some general conclusions; A life-table analysis of a Colorado beetle populations; The problem re-emerges; Population regulation in plants; Genetic change; Territoriality; Space capture in plants; Chaos in ecological systems; Beyond population ecology; Metapopulation dynamics; Community structure.
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