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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Instead, the metapopu- lation will persist only if the strength of the internal
colonization effect (z) is greater than the probability of ... THE RESCUE EFFECT
Our first two metapopulation models (island-mainland and internal colonization)
effect, because it controls how much pe decreases with the addition of another
occupied site. ... Assuming an external propagule rain and a rescue effect, we
substitute Expression 4.12 into the general model (Equation 4.3): ft=Pi(l-f)-ef(l-f) ...
173-175 insects of mangrove islands and (illus.), 171-173 nonlinear immigration
and extinction curves (illus.), 166-167 passive sampling model, 170-171 rescue
effect (illus.), 168-169 target effect (illus.), 169 Equilibrium solutions, 103-104 ...
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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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