By John H. Vandermeer,Deborah E. Goldberg

ISBN-10: 0691160317

ISBN-13: 9780691160313

Ecology is shooting the preferred mind's eye like by no means sooner than, with matters corresponding to weather swap, species extinctions, and habitat destruction changing into ever extra in demand. even as, the technological know-how of ecology has complicated dramatically, transforming into in mathematical and theoretical sophistication. the following, best specialists current the basic quantitative ideas of ecology in an available but rigorous approach, introducing scholars to the main uncomplicated of all ecological topics, the constitution and dynamics of populations.

John Vandermeer and Deborah Goldberg express that populations are greater than easily collections of people. advanced variables reminiscent of distribution and territory for increasing teams come into play while mathematical types are utilized. Vandermeer and Goldberg construct those types from the floor up, from first rules, utilizing a wide diversity of empirical examples, from animals and viruses to crops and people. They handle a number of interesting themes alongside the best way, together with age-structured populations, spatially disbursed populations, and metapopulations.

This moment version of Population Ecology is absolutely up-to-date and accelerated, with extra workouts in almost each bankruptcy, making it the main updated and complete textbook of its kind.

  • Provides an available mathematical beginning for the most recent advances in ecology
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