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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The theory of r—K selection takes its name from the two constants of the logistic
growth equation. Imagine a population that is maintained at low population
density, so that resources for growth are not limited. Under these circumstances,
... 143–145,148, 153, 154–160 See also State-space graph Iteroparous
reproduction, 59,76 K, see Carrying capacity K selection, 76 1(x), see
Survivorship schedule Lagopus lagopus Scoticus, 162–166 X (lambda), see
Finite rate of increase ...
... see also Cycles defined, 2 migration and, 90 persistence of 90–93 source vs.
sink, 103 See also Metapopulation; Predator population; Victim population
Population density ground squirrel study, 80–82 growth rate and, 28–29 r—K
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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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