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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Note the appearance of a possible Allee effect, as recruitment is also decreased
at sites with very low abundance. (After Svane 1984.) reached (Figure 2.13b).
Possible explanations for this Allee effect include the behavioral attraction of
 Allee effect An increase in the instantaneous birth rate (b) or a decrease in the
instantaneous death rate (d) as population size increases. In most populations,
birth rates decrease and death rates increase as the population grows.
207-212 carrying capacity and, 29 effects of rotating predator and victim isoclines
on (illus.) ... 7 External colonization, 88, 90 Extinction Allee effect and, 27
demographic stochasticity and, 19 density dependence and, 43 environmental ...
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This is a very good introduction to the mathematical models used in population dynamics. The author begins with a simple exponential model of population growth, gradually extends the model to account ... Read full review
Logistic Population Growth
AgeStructured Population Growth
MODEL PRESENTATION AND PREDICTIONS
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