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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=(b-d)N Expression 1.8 Let b – d equal the constant r, the instantaneous rate of
increase. Sometimes r is called the intrinsic rate of increase, or the Malthusian
parameter after the Reverend Thomas Robert Malthus (1766–1834). In his
If a population is going to grow with constant birth and death rates, an unlimited
supply of space, food and other resources must be available. Otherwise, the birth
rate will decrease and/or the death rate will increase as resources are depleted.
See also Endangered populations Extinction probability, see Probability
Extinction rate (E, pus) area effect and, 177 ... and, 62 life history strategies and,
75 Finite rate of increase (A), 11–13, 70–71 compared to net reproductive rate,
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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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