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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of victim populations (illus.) 130 (illus.) 139, 140-143, 146 Iteroparous
reproduction, 53, 238 K selection, 70-71 Lagopus lagopus scoticus, population
cycles (illus.), 148-152 Larrea, in desert communities, 197-199 Larvae,
population cycles, ...
See Optimal yield Mean, 14-15, 239 Mean population size, 15, 239 Melospiza
melodia, population fluctuations (illus.), 41-43 ... 140-142, 240 Paramecium
caudatum, doubling time, 8 Parasites, population cycles (illus.), 148-152
See Cycles doubling time, 6-9 oscillations in (illus.), 32-35 projecting, 6 stable
equilibrium (N = K), 29 Population vector, 62 Post-breeding census, 60, 241
Predation. See also Lotka-Volterra predation model defined, 115 effect of
predation on, ...
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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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