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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K represents the maximum population size that can be supported. Thus,
Kencompasses many potentially limiting resources, including the availability of
space, food, and shelter. In our model, these resources are depleted
incrementally as ...
Es is the maximum extinction rate for small islands; E1 is the maximum extinction
rate for large islands. Suppose we have a large island (A) and a small island (A)
that differ only in area, but are identical in habitat diversity and distance from the ...
In is the maximum immigration rate for near islands; Iris the maximum
immigration rate for far islands. (I) than on the far island (I). Consequently, the
near island will have more species at equilibrium than the far island. The near
island will also ...
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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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