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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By changing some of our assumptions about colonization and extinction
processes, we can generate new metapopulation models that make different
predictions about the fraction of sites occupied at equilibrium (f). Before exploring
Instead, the "equilibrium" depends on the relative sizes of i and e. If i > e, the
immigration rate [ if (I - /)] will always be greater than the extinction rate [ef(l - /)],
so the metapopulation will "grow" until /= 1 (landscape saturation). Conversely, if
e > i, ...
41-43 Metapopulation, 82, 239 Metapopulation model, 82-83, 162, 236
assumptions underlying, 87 carabid beetles and (illus.), 94-96 checkerspot
butterfly and (illus.), 93-94 dynamics, 84-87 extinction risk and, 83-84
Metapopulation model ...
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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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