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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Model Variations The unique prediction of the Lotka-Volterra predation model is
cycles of predator and victim populations. ... INCORPORATING A VICTIM
CARRYING CAPACITY The victim isocline tells us how many predators are
needed to ...
Because each predator is limited by a maximum consumption rate, more
predators are required to hold large victim populations at zero growth. When
these increasing victim isoclines intersect a vertical predator isocline, the
equilibrium is ...
A Figure 6.1 3 (a) Effects of carrying capacity on the predator isocline. If the
predator population is limited by factors other than victim abundance, the
predator isocline bends to the right. No matter how large the victim population,
the predator ...
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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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