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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So, the traits expected under r-selection are early, semelparous reproduction,
large r, many offspring with poor survivorship, a Type III survivorship curve, and
small adult body size. By contrast, in K-selection, an organism is growing in an ...
1980. r selection and K selection in Drosophila pseudo- obscura. Evolution 34:
1183-1193.  Usher, M. B. 1979. Markovian approaches to ecological
succession. Journal of Animal Ecology 48: 413-426.  Werner, P. A. 1977.
139, 140-143, 146 Iteroparous reproduction, 53, 238 K selection, 70-71 Lagopus
lagopus scoticus, population cycles (illus.), 148-152 Larrea, in desert
communities, 197-199 Larvae, population cycles, 149-152 Lepus americanus,
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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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