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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I + E Equation 7.4 The equilibrium depends on the size of the source pool (P) and
the maximum immigration (I) and extinction (E) rates. Graphically, this equilibrium
species number corresponds to the point on the x axis beneath the ...
Suppose we have a large island (A) and a small island (A) that differ only in area,
but are identical in habitat diversity and distance from the source pool (Figure 7.6
). Because both islands are equidistant from the mainland and colonized by the ...
Each island consisted of one to several red mangrove trees (Rhizophora mangle)
that grow in shallow seawater. The total arthropod source pool for these islands
was approximately 250 species, and each island supported 20 to 50 species.
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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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