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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Note that as the number of populations is increased, the probability of regional
persistence is substantially higher, for a given probability of local extinction. s
How does fohange with time?f can increase if empty sites are successfully
is continuous turnover of individual populations through colonization and
extinction. The fraction of population sites (f) reaches an equilibrium when the
immigration rate precisely equals the extinction rate. We will see this same
derivation once ...
The model assumes that probabilities of colonization and extinction may be
affected by the overall fraction of occupied sites (f), but not their spatial
arrangement. In a more realistic metapopulation model, the probability of
colonization for a ...
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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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