A Primer of Ecology
With the aim of teaching students the essential models in population and community ecology, this book explains in detail the basic concepts of exponential and logistic population growth, age-structured demography, metapopulation dynamics, competition, predation and island biogeography.
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CALCULATING INTRINSIC RATE OF INCREASE (r) We can use the equation for
exponential growth to solve for r in terms of Ro and G (Mertz 1970). Imagine ...
Later in this chapter, we will illustrate the derivation of the Euler equation. For
Incidentally, if we use the value of r from the Euler equation to forecast population
growth, we must further assume that the population has achieved a stable age
distribution. One final point is that we have described the 10x) schedule from a ...
Equation 3.14 x=0 REPRODUCTIVE VALUE Using the Euler equation, we can
calculate another useful statistic from the life table—the reproductive value of
each age (Fisher 1930). The reproductive value is the relative number of
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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
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