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Models in Ecology - John Maynard-Smith

Paperback Published: 1st January 1979
ISBN: 9780521294409
Number Of Pages: 160

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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.

Predator-prey systems without age structure
Breeding seasons and age structure
Predator-prey systems with age structure
Stability and complexity
the statistical mechanics of populations
Complexity at a single trophic level
Complexity with several trophic levels
Territorial behaviour
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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): 0.23