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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The Leslie matrix, named after the population biologist Patrick H. Leslie,
describes the changes in population size due to mortality and reproduction (
Leslie 1945). If there are k age classes, the Leslie matrix is a k x k square matrix.
It always has ...
All other entries in the Leslie matrix are 0 because no other transitions are
possible. Individuals cannot remain in the same age class from one year to the
next, so the diagonals must equal zero. Similarly, individuals cannot skip or
repeat age ...
147-148 Leslie, Patrick H., 61, 238 Leslie matrix, 61, 238 calculating r from, 63-65
describing age distribution, 62 reproductive value and, 65, 68-69 stage-
structured growth and, 71 Life history strategies, 69-71 loop diagrams (illus.), 72-
73, 77 ...
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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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