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Introduction to population biology

Author: Dick Neal
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a quantitative and Darwinian perspective on population biology, with problem sets, simulations and worked examples to aid the student.

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Neal
ISBN: 0521825377 9780521825375 052153223X 9780521532235
OCLC Number: 51848537
Description: xiii, 393 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. Evolution by Natural Selection: --
1. Darwin concludes that organisms evolve --
2. Darwin's theories of evolution --
3. Understanding natural selection --
Part II. Simple Population Growth Models and Their Simulation: --
4. Density-independent growth and overproduction --
5. Density-dependent growth and the logistic growth model --
Part III. Population Genetics and Evolution: --
6. Gene frequencies and the Hardy-Weinberg Principle --
7. Mutation and the genetic variation of populations --
8. Small populations, genetic drift and inbreeding --
9. Migration, gene flow and the differentiation of populations --
10. Quantifying natural selection: haploid and zygotic selection models --
11. Applying zygotic selection models to natural systems --
12. Polygenic inheritance, quantitative genetics and heritability --
13. Population genetics: summary and synthesis Part IV. Demography: --
14. Life tables and age-specific death rates --
15. Age-specific reproduction and population growth rates --
16. Evolution of life histories --
Part V. Interactions Between Species, and the Behaviour of Individuals: --
17. Interspecific competition and amensalism --
18. Predation --
19. Animal behaviour, natural selection and altruistic traits --
20. Sexual selection and mating systems --
21 Epilogue --
References.
Responsibility: Dick Neal.
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"The author does a commendable job synthesizing general theory and empirical work in the diverse field of population biology in a comprehensive yet approachable manner for an undergraduate audience. Read more...

 
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