Gotelli, N.J. and A.M. Ellison. A Primer of Ecological Statistics. Sinauer Associates, Inc., Sunderland, MA. Read the reviews 1. Neefus, C. D. Rhodora. A Primer of Ecology has 90 ratings and 4 reviews. Kevin said: MUCH better than the Vandermeer and Goldberg book on population and community ecology. A Primer of Ecology presents a concise but detailed exposition of the most common mathematical models in population and community ecology. It is intended to.
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Presents a concise but detailed exposition of the most common mathematical models in population and community ecology.
A Primer of Ecology – Paperback – Nicholas J. Gotelli – Oxford University Press
A Primer of EcologyFourth Edition, presents a concise but detailed exposition of the most common mathematical models in population and community ecology.
It is intended to demystify ecological models and the mathematics behind them by deriving the models from first principles. The book may be used as a self-teaching tutorial by students, as a primary textbook, or as a supplemental text to a general ecology textbook.
The Prime r explains in detail basic concepts of exponential and logistic population growth, age-structured demography, metapopulation dynamics, competition, predation, island biogeography, succession, and, in a chapter new to this edition, species richness. Each chapter is carefully graded from simple material that is appropriate for beginning undergraduates to advanced material, which is suited for upper-division undergraduates and beginning graduate students.
Advanced topics include environmental and demographic stochasticity, discrete population growth and chaos, stage-structured demography, intraguild predation, nonlinear predator-prey isoclines, and passive sampling. Each chapter follows the same structure: Essential equations are highlighted for students’ use. Intermediate algebraic “expressions” are also illustrated so that students see where the equations came from. New terms are introduced in the text in boldface type ecolgy alert students to novel concepts.
The Primer contains more mathematical detail than many ecology textbooks, but avoids jargon and mathematical terminology that can intimidate students.
Both simple and advanced problems are included, followed by fully worked solutions so that students can gain confidence and a better understanding of the models. Citations are kept to a minimum. He graduated with a B. Gotelli currently serves on the Board of Editors of Ecology. His research interests include: Hacker, and Michael L.
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Go directly to our online catalogue. Purchase Send feedback Also available as: Ebook This title is available as an ebook from RedShelf. Table of Contents 1. Exponential Population Growth 2.
A Primer of Ecology
Logistic Population Growth 3. Age-Structured Population Growth 4. Krohne Request examination copy. Ecology Fourth Edition William D.
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