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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Model Presentation and Predictions THE SPECIES-AREA RELATIONSHIP One
of the few genuine “laws" in ecology is the species—area relationship: large
islands support more species than small islands. The pattern holds for most ...
16 - - c. c. co to or of Island area (A) in mi” (b) 100 1 — ul—u—-ul----uu 1 10 100
1000 10,000 100,000 Figure 7.1 (a) Species—area relationship for breeding land
-birds of the West Indies. Each point is a different island. Note that species ...
In fact, the passive sampling model did a better job of predicting island species
richness than did the power function. ... In conclusion, the species—area
relationship represents one of the few general patterns in ecology, but its causes
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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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