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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New Guinea serves as the probable "source pool" for these islands, because all
of the bird species found on the Bismarck Islands are a subset of the New Guinea
avifauna. The x axis of this graph gives the distance from each island to New ...
Suppose we have a large island and a small island (As) that differ only in area,
but are identical in habitat diversity and distance from the source pool (Figure 7.6
). Because both islands are equidistant from the mainland and colonized by the ...
An island potentially can be colonized by a set of P source pool species that have
similar colonization and extinction rates. This assumption implies that the species
in the source pool and on the island are not undergoing any evolutionary ...
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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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