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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This is reflected in the linear isoclines of the Lotka-Volterra model. Models with
nonlinear isoclines have more complex stability properties that are not easy to
deduce from simple state-space graphs. Ecologists classify species interactions ...
For example, the Lotka-Volterra predation model assumes that the predator
population can always increase in size if there is an excess of prey available. It is
more realistic to suppose that the predator population has its own carrying
Carrying capacity (K), 26-31, 209, 232 Lotka-Volterra competition model and, 102
, 106-107, 114 optimal yield and, 45-47 of predator population (illus.), 143-147
time lags and, 34-35 variation in (illus.), 38-40 of victim population (illus.) ...
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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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