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Applied Demography for Biologists: With Special Emphasis on Insects

By: JR Carey

206 pages, 15 line illus

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Jun 1993 | #21261 | ISBN: 0195066871
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Introduces biologists to population studies; a useful reference for ecologists, population biologists & entomologists.


"Provides an analytical and conceptual foundation for demographic aspects of biological and ecological research. Carey cites his own findings as an entomologist to provide continuity and real life examples, but the principles are applicable to any branch of science." --SciTech Book News
"Applicable to any population of organisms. . . . very readable." --Choice
"The author states that he wrote this book because biologists needed a stand-alone book on demography that went beyond the standard life table.' This short book (6 chapters) does exactly that....The most notable feature of this book, and the characteristic which makes it a must for any class in demography or population ecology, is the wealth of detailed, carefully presented examples....The effort put into integrating demography with evolution and behavior has resulted in an excellent presentation....This book is appropriate for advanced undergraduates and has sufficient depth for most graduate courses. It should be in e


Contents

1. Introduction; 1.1 Formalization; 1.2 Elementary Characteristics of Populations; 2. Life Tables; 2.1 General Concepts; 2.2 The Single Decrement Life Tables; 2.3 The Abridged Life Table; 2.4 The Multiple Decrement Life Table; 2.5 Selected Properties of Model Life Tables; 3. Reproduction; 3.1 General Background; 3.2 Per Capita Reproductive Rates; 3.3 Reproductive Heterogeneity; 3.4 Generalizations; 4. Population I. Basic Concepts and Models; 4.1 Background; 4.2 The Stable Population Model; 4.3 Population Projection; 4.4 Fundamental Properties of Populations; 5. Population II. Extensions of Stable Theory; 5.1 Two-Sex Models; 5.2 Stochastic Demography; 5.3 Multiregional Demography; 5.4 Demographic Theory of Social Insects: The Honeybee; 5.5 The Unity of Demographic Population Models; 6. Demographic Applications; 6.1 Estimation; 6.2 Curve Fitting; 6.3 Mass Rearing: Basic Harvesting Concepts; 6.4 Parasitoid Mass Rearing; 6.5 Pros and Cons of Demographic Modeling

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