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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We will use the data in Table 3.1 to illustrate all the calculations necessary for a
typical life-table analysis. If you look at the b(x) column, you see that newborns do
not reproduce. One-year-olds produce an average of 2 offspring, two-year-olds ...
Empirical Examples LIFE TABLES FOR GROUND SQUIRRELS A long-term
demographic study of the Uinta ground squirrel (Spermophilus armatus)
demonstrates the importance of life-table analysis in understanding population
growth (Slade ...
Plot the logarithm (base 10) of squirrel survivorship for the pre- and postreduction
populations (Table 3.5). ... Here is a set of hypothetical life-table data for a
population of snails: Age in years (x) S(x) b(x) 0 500 0.0 1 400 2.5 2 40 3.0 3 0
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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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