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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only one, of the specified stages (mutually exclusive), and the stages must
include all of the possibilities for a patch (all-encompassing). ... CONSTRUCTING
THE STAGE VECTOR Suppose we have a set of n possible stages for a patch.
Now that we have the stage distribution in time t + 1, we can use that as the
model input to project the stages in the next time ... DETERMINING THE
EQUILIBRIUM Even though the content of the stage vector keeps changing,
remember that the ...
But what does the stage vector represent? The starting vector would have a
single 1 for the patch state that was current; the rest of the vector would be filled
with zeroes. At equilibrium, the stage vector represents the fraction of time that a
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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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