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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Deterministic models represent an idealized view of a simple, orderly world. But
the real world tends to be complex and uncertain. Think of public transportation.
Does any commuter ever expect their bus or train to arrive at precisely the time ...
The resulting model was appropriate for “simple" organisms such as single-
celled bacteria or protozoa. But for most plants and animals, birth and death rates
depend on the age of an individual. For example, a newborn elephant cannot ...
Models with nonlinear isoclines have more complex stability properties that are
not easy to deduce from simple state-space graphs. Model Variations
INTRAGUILD PREDATION Ecologists classify species interactions according to
their effects ...
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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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