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Plant and Animal Populations: Methods in Demography

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By: Thomas A Ebert

312 pages, Figs, tabs

Academic Press

Hardback | Dec 1998 | #82709 | ISBN: 0122287401
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Addresses the ever increasing challenges of documenting population demographic changes and will serve as a bridge from introductory ecology to both applied and theoretical demography. It emphasizes the analysis of population data taken from a wide variety of organisms, including terrestrial and aquatic plants and animals found in habitats from equatorial rain forests to the arctic tundra.

This book presents a complete course in single-species demographic analysis, combined with a series of computer programs and algorithms that perform the numerically dependent routines. It provides lots of useful information and techniques and provides a comprehensive introduction to the analytical side of demographic modeling. This book could form the basis for a good course in demographic modeling. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone looking for a reasonably readable bridge into the daunting world of demographic analysis. --Robert P. Freckleton in ECOLOGY (July 1999) This is an excellent book, well fitted to its intended purpose. --Jonathan Silvertown in JOURNAL OF ECOLOGY (1999) What it does it does soundly, providing anyone with demographic data from animal or plant populations with the standard methodology for its analysis. --Laurence Cook in BIOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY


Introduction to life tables; projection from a life table; more ways of combining surviva and fecundity; life-cycle graphs; the Leslie matrix; transient behaviour in population growth; sensitivity analysis; stage-structured demography; size-structured demography; confidence intervals for E; growth functions for individuals; general functions describing survival; the size-structure of populations; macroparameters.

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