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 ... explores in detail the relationship
between area and the number of species in the community (species richness).
(1982) knew the area of each island, and they were able to estimate the
abundance of each species on the islands. They used these data to predict
island species richness with the passive sampling model. In Figure 7.15, the solid
line shows ...
Remember that nj in this expression is the total abundance of each species,
which we obtain by summing the rows of the ... These data suggest that a random
placement of individuals cannot account for the observed species richness data.
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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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