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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For now, we assume that these populations are independent of one another—the
chance of extinction in one patch is not affected by the presence or absence of
populations in other patches. For this pair of populations, what is the probability ...
Over such a time interval, we would need to add a correction term to Equation 4.3
to account for the chance that an occupied patch could undergo an extinction and
a recolonization (Ray et al. 1991). However, the correction term is small, and it ...
These habitat patches function as potential population sites for the bay
checkerspot butterfly (Euphydryas editha bayensis). A large population of
butterflies at the Morgan Hill site probably serves as a continual source of
colonists for the other ...
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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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