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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The intersection of the immigration and extinction curves determines the
equilibrium number of species (S) and the turnover rate (T) at equilibrium. * IE T =
— ion 7. I + E Equation 7.5 Note that the turnover rate at equilibrium depends
only on ...
The near island will also be characterized by greater turnover than the far island.
Thus, island species richness in the MacArthur—Wilson model is uniquely
determined by the geometry of an island—its area determines the extinction rate,
However, the MacArthur– Wilson model predicts recurrent extinction and turnover
of island populations, whereas the passive sampling model does not invoke
turnover. Instead, the passive sampling model predicts that an abundant 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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