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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A nice example illustrating these complexities is the case of the parasitic
nematode Trichostrongylus tenuis, which infects red grouse (Lagopus lagopus
scoticus) on the moors of England and Scotland. Adult worms inhabit the large
caeca of ...
(a) 1.0 r Figure 6.1 7 Effects of parasite load on (a) the winter mortality, (b) egg
mortality, and (c) chick losses of red grouse (Lagopus lagopus scoticus). The x
axis is the average parasite load (worms per host), and the y axis is the
Cyclic and noncyclic populations of red grouse: a role for parasitism? In D.
Rollinson and R. M. Anderson (eds.), Ecology and Genetics of Host-Parasite
Interactions, pp. 77-89. Academic Press, London.  Hudson, P. J., D. Newborn
and A. P. ...
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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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