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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Substituting K back into Expression 2.8 gives: Equation 2.1 is the logistic growth
equation, which was introduced to ecology in 1838 by P.-F. Verhulst (1804-1849)
. It is the simplest equation describing population growth in a resource-limited ...
(a) Population size (N) (b) Population size (N) Figure 2.3 Population growth rate (
dN/dt) as a function of population size, (a) Logistic growth, (b) Exponential growth
. ✓ Constant carrying capacity. In order to achieve the S-shaped logistic growth ...
See also Colonization Local extinction, 83, 238. See also Extinction Logarithm (
base 10), 21. See also Natural logarithm species-area relationship and, 156-157
Logistic growth curve (illus.), 30 Logistic growth equation, 28 Logistic growth ...
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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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