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A primer of ecology

Author: Nicholas J Gotelli
Publisher: Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Outlining models in population and community ecology, this text explains the concepts of: exponential and logistic population growth; age-structured demography; metapopulation dynamics; and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas J Gotelli
ISBN: 0878932747 9780878932740
OCLC Number: 38593447
Description: xviii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: To the Student --
Exponential Population Growth --
Model Presentation and Predictions --
Elements of Population Growth --
Projecting Population Size --
Calculating Doubling Time --
Model Assumptions --
Model Variations --
Continuous versus Discrete Population Growth --
Environmental Stochasticity --
Demographic Stochasticity --
Empirical Examples --
Pheasants of Protection Island --
Grizzly Bears of Yellowstone National Park --
Logistic Population Growth --
Model Presentation and Predictions --
Density Dependence --
Carrying Capacity --
Model Assumptions --
Model Variations --
Time Lags --
Discrete Population Growth --
Random Variation in Carrying Capacity --
Periodic Variation in Carrying Capacity --
Empirical Examples --
Song Sparrows of Mandarte Island --
Population Dynamics of Subtidal Ascidians --
Logistic Growth and the Collapse of Fisheries Populations --
Age-Structured Population Growth --
Model Presentation and Predictions --
Exponential Growth with Age Structure --
Notation for Ages and Age Classes --
The Fecundity Schedule [b(x)] --
Fecundity Schedules in Nature --
The Survivorship Schedule [l(x)] --
Survival Probability [g(x)] --
Survivorship Schedules in Nature --
Calculating Net Reproductive Rate (R[subscript 0]) --
Calculating Generation Time (G) --
Calculating Intrinsic Rate of Increase (r) --
Describing Population Age Structure --
Calculating Survival Probabilities for Age Classes (P[subscript i]) --
Calculating Fertilities for Age Classes (F[subscript i]) --
The Leslie Matrix.
Responsibility: Nicholas J. Gotelli.

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