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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(1991) studied the coexistence of Gerbillus allenbyi and G. pyramidum in the
western Negev desert of Israel. Experimental studies of vertebrate competition
are particularly difficult because of the large areas needed to enclose
In contrast to the predictions of the Lotka–Volterra model, the isocline for G.
allenbyi is nonlinear, with steep declines at high and low densities of G.
pyramidum, but a shallow slope at intermediate competitor densities. Why isn't
the isocline of ...
Note that the isocline (thick line) is not linear, but has a region of shallow slope at
intermediate densities of G. pyramidum. This nonlinear isocline reflects the
effects of competition and habitat selection. The thin lines divide the state space
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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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