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Material Type: | Internet resource |
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Document Type: | Book, Internet Resource |

All Authors / Contributors: |
John H Vandermeer; Deborah Esther Goldberg |

ISBN: | 0691114404 9780691114408 0691114412 9780691114415 |

OCLC Number: | 50606520 |

Awards: | Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2004 |

Description: | xxi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm |

Contents: | Elementary population dynamics -- Life history analysis -- Projection matrices: Structured models -- A closer look at the "dynamics" in population dynamics -- Patterns in space and metapopulations -- Predator--prey (consumer-resource) interactions -- Epidemiology -- Competition and a little bit of mutualism -- What this book was about. |

Responsibility: | John H. Vandermeer and Deborah E. Goldberg. |

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One of Choices Outstanding Academic Titles for 2004 "Amidst the recent plethora of undergraduate books on population ecology emerges this superbly crafted volume... What distinguishes this from most of its predecessors is an uncommon breadth of subject matter ... a fine balance between patronizing the knowledgeable reader and overwhelming the interested novice, and a highly commendable means by which the information is communicated. Following an impressive range of topics in the opening chapter is one of the best-written introductions to the life history theory that this reviewer has encountered in 20 years of research on the topic."--Choice "What distinguishes this book from others in the field is the diverse array of topics covered that are rarely or only cursorily treated in other books... What I enjoyed most about this book were the frequent discussions on the ecological interpretation of the mathematical results and the corresponding caveats... Vandermeer and Goldberg do an admirable job of explaining the ecological meaning and assumptions behind all of the mathematical results presented. They include many figures that illustrate their points clearly and these are accompanied with detailed verbal explanations."--Helen M. Regan, Ecology Read more...

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