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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oligochaetes in the patch. These starting densities represented a single point in
the state space. Next, they measured the increase and decrease of each
population in the patch after three days. These changes revealed the vector of
Thus, the oligochaetes do not competitively exclude Hobsonia because the
environment is always changing. As the ecologist G. E. Hutchinson (1967) wrote:
“The competitors of a given genus or other higher taxon are from time to time
lined up ...
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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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