Summary: Introduction to Population Ecology is an accessible and up-to-date textbook covering all aspects of population ecology.
Discusses field and laboratory data to illustrate the fundamental laws of population ecology.
Provides an overview of how population theory has developed.
Explores single-species population growth and self-limitation; metapopulations; and a broad range of interspecific int...show moreeractions including parasite-host, predator-prey, and plant-herbivore.
Keeps the mathematics as simple as possible, using a careful step-by-step approach and including graphs and other visual aids to help understanding.
Artwork from the book is available to instructors online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/rockwood and by request on CD-ROM. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Blackwell Publishers Published: 02/28/2006 International: No
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I: Single Species Populations. Density Independent Growthntroductionundamentals of Population Growthypes of Modelsensity Independent vs. Density Dependent Growthiscrete or"Geometric" Growth in Populations with Non-overlapping Generationsxponential Growth in Populations with Overlapping Generationsxponential Growth in an Invasive Speciespplications to Human Populationshe Finite Rate of Increase and the Intrinsic Rate of Increasetochastic Models of Population Growth and Population Viability Analysisummary. Density Dependent Growth and Intraspecific Competitionntroductionensity Dependence in Populations with Discrete Generationsensity Dependence in Populations with Overlapping Generationsonlinear Density Dependence of Birth and Death Rates and the Allee Effectime Lags and Limit Cycleshaos and Behavior of the Discrete Logistic Modeldding Stochasticity to Density Dependent Modelsaboratory and Field Dataehavioral Aspects of Intraspecific Competitionummary. Population Regulationntroductionhat is Population Regulation?ombining Density Dependent and Density Independent Factorsests of Density Dependenceummary. Populations with Age Structuresntroductionurvivorshipertilityortality Curvesxpectation of Lifeet Reproductive Rate, Generation Time and the Intrinsic Rate of Increasege Structure and the Stable Age Distributionrojecting Population Growth in Age Structured Populationshe Leslie or Population Projection MatrixSecond Version of the Leslie Matrixhe Lefkovitch Modification of the Leslie Matrixominant Latent Roots and the Characteristic Equationeproductive Valueummary. Metapopulation Ecologyntroductionetapopulations and Spatial EcologyacArthur and Wilson and the Equilibrium Theoryhe Levins or Classical Metapopulationxtinction in Metapopulationsetapopulation Dynamics of Two Local Populationsource-Sink Metapopulations and the Rescue Effecton-equilibrium and Patchy Metapopulationspatially Realistic Modelsinimum Viable Metapopulation Sizessumptions and Evidence for the Existence of Metapopulations in Natureummary. Life History Strategiesntroductionower Lawshe Metabolic Theory of Ecologyole and Lewontinhe theory of r- and K-selectionost of Reproduction and Allocation of Energylutch Sizeatitudinal gradients in Clutch Sizeredation and its Effects on Life History Characteristicset Hedginghe Grime General Model for Three Evolutionary Strategies in Plantsummaryart
II: Interspecific Interactions. Interspecific Competitionntroductionnterspecific Competition: Early Experiments and the Competitive Exclusion Principlehe Lotka-Volterra Competition Equationsaboratory Experiments and Competitionesource Based Competition Theorypatial Competition and the Competition-Colonization Trade-offvidence for Competition From Naturendirect Evidence for Competition and "Natural Experiments"ummary. Mutualismntroductionodeling Mutualismummary. Host-Parasite Interactionsntroductionactors Affecting Microparasite Population Biologyodeling Host-Microparasite Interactionsynamics of the Diseasemmunizationndangered Metapopulations and Diseaseocial Parasitesummary 0. Predator/Prey Interactionsntroductionhe Lotka Volterra Equationsarly Tests of the Lotka-Volterra Modelsunctional Responsesdding Prey Density Dependence and the Type II and III Functionalesponses to the Lotka Volterra Equationshe Graphical Analyses of Rosenzweig and MacArthurse of a Half Saturation Constant in Predator/Prey Interactionsarasitoid/Host Interactions and the Nicholson-Bailey Modelsection Summaryield Studiesrophic Cascadeshe Dangers of a Predatory Lifestylescape from Predationummary 1. Plant-Herbivore Interactionsntroductionlasses of Chemical Defensesonstitutive vs. Induced Defenselant Communicationlant-Parasitoid Communication Classic Set of Data Reconsideredovel Defenses/ Herbivore Responsesetoxification of Plant Compounds by Herbivoreslant Apparency and Chemical Defenseoil Fertility and Chemical Defensehe Optimal Defense Theoryodeling Plant-Herbivore Population Dynamicsum
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