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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These can be seen by plotting the logarithm of 13) on the y axis and age (x) on
the x axis. The points on this graph are connected to form a survivorship curve.
The slope of this curve at any point is ln[g(x)]. Therefore, if the survivorship curve
We can understand these equations much better by using the state space, a
special kind of graph. In the state-space graph, the x axis represents the
abundance of species 1, and the y axis represents the abundance of species 2.
This graph ...
The arrow is horizontal because the abundance of species 1 is represented on
the x axis. When you work with state-space graphs, pay close attention to which
species' isocline you are plotting. Any point to the left of the isocline for species 1
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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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