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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BREEDING BIRDS OF THE PYMATUNING LAKE ISLANDS Although the passive
sampling model was introduced over 70 years ago (Arrhenius 1921), it has only
received widespread attention since the early 1980s. Coleman et al. (1982) ...
For example, the second largest island had only a single species on it, whereas
the passive sampling model predicted almost 5 species. The two smallest islands
each supported 3 species, but the passive sampling model predicted 1 or zero ...
166-167 passive sampling model, 170-171 rescue effect (illus.), 168-169 target
effect (illus.), 169 Equilibrium solutions, 103-104 Lotka-Voterra predation model
and, 128-129 Ergodicity, 188, 235 Escherichia coli, doubling time, 8 Euler, ...
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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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