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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Equivalently, we can designate the age of an individual by its age class. An
individual in age class x is between the ages of x − 1 and x. For example, an
individual in the third age class is between the ages of 2 and 3. Similarly, a
newborn is of ...
With resource limitation, K-selection should favor late, iteroparous reproduction,
small r, few offspring with good survivorship, a Type I survivorship curve, and
large body size. Classic examples of species thought to have evolved under the ...
The most famous example of this cycling is the case of the Canada lynx (Lynx
canadensis) and its principal prey, the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus). The
ecologist Charles Elton analyzed fur-trapping records from the Hudson's Bay ...
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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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