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Population ecology : first principles

Author: John H Vandermeer; Deborah Esther Goldberg
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2003.
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Publisher's description: How can the future number of deer, agricultural pests, or cod be calculated based on the present number of individuals and their age distribution? How long will it take for a viral outbreak in a particular city to reach another city five hundred miles away? In addressing such basic questions, ecologists today are as likely to turn to complicated differential equations as to life histories--a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
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 --
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