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Models in Ecology - John Maynard-Smith

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Published: 1st January 1979
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This book is aimed at anyone with a serious interest in ecology. Ecological models of two kinds are dealt with: mathematical models of a strategic kind aimed at an understanding of the general properties of ecosystems and laboratory models designed with the same aim in view. The mathematical and experimental models illuminate one another. A strength of the account is that although there is a good deal of mathematics, Professor Maynard Smith has concentrated on making clear the assumptions behind the mathematics and the conclusions to be drawn. Proofs and derivations have been omitted as far as possible. The book is therefore comprehensible to anyone with a minimal familiarity with mathematical notation. This book was written in the twin convictions that ecology will not come of age until it has a sound theoretical basis and there is a long way to go before that state of affairs is reached.

Preface
Introduction
Predator-prey systems without age structure
Breeding seasons and age structure
Predator-prey systems with age structure
Competition
Migration
Stability and complexity
the statistical mechanics of populations
Complexity at a single trophic level
Complexity with several trophic levels
Coevolution
Territorial behaviour
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521294409
ISBN-10: 0521294401
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st January 1979
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.7  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.21