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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Animal ecologists distinguish between semelparous and iteroparous
reproduction. Plant ecologists use the equivalent terms monocarpic and
polycarpic. In semelparous (monocarpic), or “big bang" reproduction, an
organism reproduces only ...
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 ...
... 40, 41 Rats, doubling time, 8 Red grouse, population cycles, 162–166 Refuge
effect, 156–157 Reproduction iteroparous, 59,72 types of,59 See also Fertility
schedule Reproductive rate, see Net reproductive rate Reproductive value [v(x)],
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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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