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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As in our analysis of environmental stochasticity, we are interested in the average
population size and its variance. The average population size at time t is again
given by: N = Noe" Equation 1.12 which is the same as in the deterministic model
To summarize, the average population size in stochastic models of exponential
growth is the same as in the deterministic model we originally derived. In a
stochastic world, populations can fluctuate because of changes in the
environment that ...
When the resident territory holders were experimentally removed, floater males
quickly took over their territories, so the total breeding population size remained
relatively constant. Density dependence is also seen in the number of surviving ...
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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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