A primer of ecology

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Sinauer Associates, Incorporated, 2001 - Science - 265 pages
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A Primer of Ecology presents a concise but detailed exposition of the most common mathematical models in population and community ecology. It is intended to demystify ecological models and the mathematics behind them by deriving the models from first principles. The Primer explains in detail basic concepts of exponential and logistic population growth, age-structured demography, metapopulation dynamics, competition, predation, island biogeography, and, in a chapter new to this edition, succession. The book may be used as a self-teaching tutorial by students, as a primary textbook, or as a supplemental text to a general ecology textbook.

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This is an excellent ecology text. It's focus is on the "black box math" aspect of ecological theoretical modeling. Gotelli is clear and concise in his explanation of how you get from one form of an ... Read full review

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Logistic Population Growth
25
AgeStructured Population Growth
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MODEL PRESENTATION AND PREDICTIONS
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