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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If each individual produces the same number of offspring during a short time
interval, the number of births in the population will be directly proportional to
population size. Let b (lowercase!) denote the instantaneous birth rate. The units
of b are ...
Consequently, the per capita birth and death rates, b and d, remained constant.
We did explore some models in which b and d fluctuated through time (
environmental stochasticity), but those fluctuations were density-independent; in
From Figure 2.3a, we know that the maximum possible growth rate for a
population growing according to the logistic ... This quadratic equation generates
an Allee effect for reproduction: the birth rate first increases and then decreases
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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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