Population Ecology First Principles

ISBN-10: 0691114412
ISBN-13: 9780691114415
Edition: 2003
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Description: Populations are more than simple collections of individuals. Complex variables, such as size distribution of individuals & allotted territory for expanding groups come into play when mathematical models are applied to populations. This book  More...

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List price: $62.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Populations are more than simple collections of individuals. Complex variables, such as size distribution of individuals & allotted territory for expanding groups come into play when mathematical models are applied to populations. This book describes the fundamental concepts employed by ecologists.

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface
Elementary Population Dynamics
Density Independence: The Exponential Equation
Density Dependence: Intraspecific Competition
The Logistic Equation
The Yield-Density Relationship
Density Dependence and Mortality: Thinning Laws
Life History Analysis
Investment in Survivorship versus Reproduction: The r, K Continuum
Cost of Reproduction
Optimal Reproductive Schedules
Projection Matrices: Structured Models
Elementary Population Projection Matrices
Non-age Structure: Stage Projection Matrices
Eigenvectors, Reproductive Value, Sensitivity, and Elasticity
Applications of Population Projection Matrices
The Dall's Mountain Sheep: A Static Life Table
Palo de Mayo: A Dynamic Life Table
The American Beech: Testing Hypotheses with Dynamic Life Tables
Density Dependence in Structured Populations
Density Dependence in a Simple Age-Structured Model
Density Dependence in Size-Distributed Populations
Density Dependence in a Stage-Structured Model
Basic Matrix Manipulations
A Closer Look at the "Dynamics" in Population Dynamics
Intuitive Ideas of Equilibrium and Stability
Eigenvalues: A Key Concept in Dynamic Analysis
Basic Concepts of Equilibrium and Stability in One-Dimensional Maps
The One-Dimensional Map
Stability and Equilibrium in the Logistic Map
Basins of Attraction in the Logistic Map
Structural Stability
Bifurcation Diagrams
Concluding Remarks
Patterns in Space and Metapopulations
The Poisson Distribution
The Question of Scale
Metapopulations
Assumptions of Metapopulation Models
The Rescue Effect and Propagule Rain
Predator-Prey (Consumer-Resource) Interactions
Predator-Prey Interactions: First Principles
Density Dependence
Functional Response
Functional Response and Density Dependence Together
Paradoxes in Applications of Predator-Prey Theory
Predator-Prey Dynamics: A Graphical Approach
Predator-Prey Interactions in Discrete Time
Epidemiology
Direct Disease Transmission
Indirect Disease Transmission
Competition and a Little Bit of Mutualism
Competition: First Principles
The Competitive Production Principle: Applications of Competition Theory to Agriculture
Mutualism
Competition: The Details
What This Book Was About
Glossary
References
Index

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