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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ing the components that contribute to the rate at which individual predators
capture victims (n/t) (Royama 1971). ... The total number of prey captured by a
predator (n) is simply the product of the victim density (V), the encounter rate (o),
and the ...
If the victim population has its carrying capacity enhanced from K to K", the
system moves from a stable equilibrium to overexploitation by the predator. The
victim isocline may also turn upward at low victim densities, generating different ...
(b) Effects of the availability of alternative prey on the predator isocline. If the
predator is not a specialist on the victim, the predator population may be able to
increase even when the victim density declines to zero. (c) Effects of victim
density on ...
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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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