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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Despite their massive size, the new texts often fail in helping students with the
single most difficult aspect of ecology courses: understanding mathematical
models. Many texts exclude or dilute the mathematical and quantitative material,
Student. The most common question beginning ecology students ask me is, “Why
do we have to use so much mathematics to study ecology?" Many students enroll
in my ecology course expecting to hear about whales, global warming, and the ...
Clarendon Press, Oxford.  Lefkovitch, L. P. 1965. The study of population
growth in organisms grouped by stages. Biometrics 21:1–18.  Leslie, P. H.
1945. On the use of matrices in certain population mathematics. Biometrika 35:
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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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