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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Model Presentation and Predictions THE SPECIES-AREA RELATIONSHIP One
of the few genuine “laws" in ecology is the species—area relationship: large
islands support more species than small islands. The pattern holds for most ...
Smaller islands have smaller population sizes, which increases the extinction
rate and leads to a lower species equilibrium. Es is the maximum extinction rate
for small islands; E1 is the maximum extinction rate for large islands. Suppose we
Like the MacArthur—Wilson model, the passive sampling model predicts more
species on large islands than on small. However, the MacArthur– Wilson model
predicts recurrent extinction and turnover of island populations, whereas the ...
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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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