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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SURVIVORSHIP SCHEDULES IN NATURE What are the different types of
survivorship curves observed in nature? There are three basic patterns. These
can be seen by plotting the logarithm of l(x) on the y axis and age (x) on the x axis
parental care in their offspring, ensuring high survivorship of young age classes.
The opposite, and more common, pattern is a Type III survivorship curve. In this
case, survivorship is very poor for the young age classes, but much higher for ...
For example, individuals that invest heavily in early reproduction may have poor
survivorship in ... A Type I survivorship curve characterizes many mammals (
including humans) that invest heavily in parental care of offspring.  Type II ...
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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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