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Principles of Population Dynamics and their Application

By: Alan Berryman

243 pages, Figs

Stanley Thornes *ONLY EARTHSCAN/KOGAN PAGE*

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #95439 | ISBN: 0748740155
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About this book

Provides a clear introduction to population dynamics, exploring rules that govern change in any dynamic system and applying these general principles to populations of living organisms.


Contents

Part 1 Theory. 1. Dynamics: theoretical ecology ad the rules of change. 2. Population: the central concept. 3. The first principle. 4. The second principle: Co-operation. 5. The third principle: competition. 6. The fourth principle: circular causality. 7. The fifth principle: limiting factors. Part 2. Analysis. 8. Classification. 9. Diagnosis: explaining nature's rhythms. 10. Modelling: predicting nature's rhythms. Part 3. Pratise. 11. Sandhill cranes: territorial behaviour? 12. Cone beetles: competition for food? 13. Spruce needleminers: parasitoids? 14. Mountain pine beetles: co-operation? 15. Rock lobsters. 16. Human beings: retrospect and prospect.

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