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Principles of Population Dynamics and Their Application - Alan A. Berryman

Principles of Population Dynamics and Their Application

Paperback Published: 1st January 1999
ISBN: 9780748740154
Number Of Pages: 243

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This book provides an introduction to population dynamics, exploring rules that govern change in any dynamic system and applying these general principles to populations of living organisms. Principles of Population Dynamics and their Application is aimed at applied ecologists, resource managers. and pest managers. It is also aimed at undergraduate students taking courses in forestry, fisheries, widlife and pest management.

Prefacep. vii
Dynamics: theoretical ecology and the rules of changep. 3
Population: the central conceptp. 11
The first principle: exponential growthp. 20
The second principle: co-operationp. 26
The third principle: competitionp. 39
The fourth principle: circular causalityp. 56
The fifth principle: limiting factorsp. 70
Classification: ordering nature's rhythmsp. 85
Diagnosis: explaining nature's rhythmsp. 93
Modelling: predicting nature's rhythmsp. 114
Sandhill cranes: territorial behaviour?p. 135
Cone beetles: competition for food?p. 143
Spruce needleminers: parasitoids?p. 149
Mountain pine beetles: co-operation?p. 156
Rock lobsters: predation?p. 165
Human beings: retrospect and prospectp. 176
Referencesp. 189
Symbolsp. 220
Glossaryp. 225
Appendixp. 233
Indexp. 236
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ISBN: 9780748740154
ISBN-10: 0748740155
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 243
Published: 1st January 1999
Publisher: UCL PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.24 x 16.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1