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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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 may generate a propagule rain for a set of "islands" in
Colonization in most metapopulations is probably both from propagules
generated from within the system and from propagules derived from external "
mainland" sources. Similarly, there are extrinsic and intrinsic forces leading to
If the patches are all identical, and they each have the same probability of local
extinction pe, the probability of regional persistence is Px = 1 - (pe)x- propagule
rain A metapopulation model in which the probability of colonization does not ...
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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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