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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Each chapter of the primer highlights a particular interaction from this figure.
Original artwork by Shahid Naeem, University of Minnesota. About the Book
Editor: Andrew D. Sinauer Project Editor: Carol J. Wigg Production Manager:
second was Theoretical Ecology, edited by R. M. May. May's overview chapters
provided a concise framework for Chapters 1,2,5, and 6 of this primer, which
cover much of the same material in a greatly expanded form. At the risk of
As you will see from the examples in this primer, the models often tell us more
about nature when their predictions do not match our field observations. The
purpose of this primer is to de-mystify the mathematical models used in ecology.
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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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