A primer of ecology
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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Review: A Primer of EcologyUser Review - Kevin - Goodreads
MUCH better than the Vandermeer and Goldberg book on population and community ecology. This book has better figures, examples, and the text has fewer errors. I would suggest the newer 4th edition ... Read full review
Review: A Primer of EcologyUser Review - Goodreads
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 ...
Logistic Population Growth
AgeStructured Population Growth
MODEL PRESENTATION AND PREDICTIONS
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