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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In contrast, the metapopulation perspective is that local populations frequently go
extinct, and that the appropriate spatial scale for recognizing an equilibrium is the
regional or landscape level, which encompasses many connected sites.
1991). However, the correction term is small, and it is simpler to use the
continuous differential equation and to interpret p; and p, as immigration and
extinction probabilities. Equation 4.3 is a simple model of metapopulation
dynamics that will ...
Expression 4.11 Dividing both sides by i yields: f=1– P. Equation 4.6 1 In contrast
to the predictions of the island—mainland model, persistence of the
metapopulation (f: 0) is no longer guaranteed. Instead, the metapopulation will
persist only if ...
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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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