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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In some cases, species may coexist regionally that cannot coexist locally in
closed populations. In other instances, exposing local populations to competitors
or predators can lead to extinctions that might not have occurred otherwise.
In this case, coexistence will occur if: In this case, the two species will coexist with
a wide range of possible carrying capacities. Thus, our analysis of the Lotka-
Volterra equations allows us to refine the competitive exclusion principle: the
 principle of competitive exclusion The principle of competitive exclusion states
that "complete competitors cannot coexist." In other words, there must be some
difference between species in their resource utilization, which would be ...
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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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