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Title Introduction to population ecology / Larry L. Rockwood.
Imprint Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015.

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Edition 2nd edition.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Population biology -- Textbooks.
Animal populations -- Textbooks.
Insect populations -- Textbooks.
Ecology -- Textbooks.
Genre Textbooks.
Contents Single species populations -- Density independent growth -- Density dependent growth and intraspecific competition -- Population regulation -- Populations with age structures -- Metapopulation ecology -- Life history strategies -- Interspecific interactions among populations -- Interspecific competition -- Mutualism -- Host-parasite interactions -- Predator-prey interactions -- Plant-herbivore interactions -- Multi-trophic interactions.
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- About the companion website -- Part 1 Single species populations -- Chapter 1 Density independent growth -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Fundamentals of population growth -- 1.3 Types of models -- 1.4 Density independent versus density dependent growth -- 1.5 Discrete or "geometric" growth in populations with non-overlapping generations -- 1.6 Exponential growth in populations with overlapping generations -- 1.7 Examples of exponential growth -- 1.8 Applications to human populations -- 1.9 The finite rate of increase (λ) and the intrinsic rate of increase (r) -- 1.10 Stochastic models of population growth and population viability analysis -- 1.11 Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 2 Density dependent growth and intraspecific competition -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Density dependence in populations with discrete generations -- 2.3 Density dependence in populations with overlapping generations -- 2.4 Nonlinear density dependence of birth and death rates and the Allee effect -- 2.5 Time lags and limit cycles -- 2.6 Chaos and behavior of the discrete logistic model -- 2.7 Adding stochasticity to density dependent models -- 2.8 Laboratory and field data -- 2.9 Behavioral aspects of intraspecific competition -- 2.10 Summary -- References -- Chapter 3 Population regulation -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 What is population regulation-- 3.3 Combining density-dependent and density-independent factors -- 3.4 Tests of density dependence -- 3.5 Summary -- References -- Chapter 4 Populations with age structures -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Survivorship -- 4.3 Fertility -- 4.4 Mortality curves -- 4.5 Expectation of life -- 4.6 Net reproductive rate, generation time, and the intrinsic rate of increase.
Summary Introduction to Population Ecology, 2nd Edition is a comprehensive textbook covering all aspects of population ecology. It uses a wide variety of field and laboratory examples, botanical to zoological, from the tropics to the tundra, to illustrate the fundamental laws of population ecology. Controversies in population ecology are brought fully up to date in this edition, with many brand new and revised examples and data. Each chapter provides an overview of how population theory has developed, followed by descriptions of laboratory and field studies that have been inspired by the theory. Topi.
Other Title Print version: Rockwood, Larry L., 1943- Introduction to population ecology. 2nd edition. Chichester, West Sussex : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015 9781118947586