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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First is the probability of local colonization, p,. If each site is colonized
independently, this probability will depend only on the physical and biological
conditions within a patch. Many factors can affect p„ including patch area, the
availability of ...
Similarly, the probability of colonization may be fixed. Constant p, implies a
propagule rain — a continuous source of migrants that could potentially colonize
an empty site (Figure 4.2a). If there is a large, stable "mainland" population, it
An island potentially can be colonized by a set of P source pool species that have
similar colonization and extinction rates. This assumption implies that the species
in the source pool and on the island are not undergoing any evolutionary ...
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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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