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A Primer of Ecology

Fourth Edition

Nicholas J. Gotelli

May 2008

ISBN: 9780878933181

290 pages
Paperback

Price: £59.99

Presents a concise but detailed exposition of the most common mathematical models in population and community ecology. If you are a lecturer interested in adopting this title for your course, please contact your Oxford representative to arrange a local price.

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Published by Sinauer Associates, an imprint of Oxford University Press.

A Primer of Ecology, Fourth 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.

About the Author(s)

Nicholas J. Gotelli

Nicholas J. Gotelli is Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Vermont. He graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and earned his Ph.D. at Florida State University. Dr. Gotelli currently serves on the Board of Editors of Ecology. His research interests include: experimental invertebrate community ecology; metapopulation dynamics; parasite ecology and the evolution of host behavior; and biogeography and island biology.

Table of Contents

    1:Exponential Population Growth
    2:Logistic Population Growth
    3:Age-Structured Population Growth
    4:Metapopulation Dynamics
    5:Competition
    6:Predation
    7:Island Biogeography
    8:Succession
    9:Measuring Species Diversity

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