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 logistic equation (Equation 2.1) is a model of intraspecific competition
because the growth rate diminishes as the population becomes more crowded.
Interspecific competition is competition between individuals of two or more
Equation 5.2 H = K2 COMPETITION COEFFICIENTS The coefficients o and 3 are
critical to understanding the Lotka–Volterra model. ... Thus, O is a measure of the
relative importance per individual of interspecific and intraspecific competition.
... 58, 63 Gerbils (Gerbillus allenbyi, G. pyramidum), competition studies, 132–
135 Grizzly bears, 20–22 Ground squirrels, ... competition, 112 Internal
colonization, 97–98, 100 Interspecific competition, 113–114; see also
Competitive exclusion ...
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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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