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Introduction to population ecology.


Introduction to population ecology.

Rockwood, Larry L.

Blackwell Publishing


339 pages




For undergraduate and graduate students who have had a basic course in ecology, Rockwood (environmental science and policy, George Mason U.) provides a textbook on population ecology, noting that the ideas can be connected to conservation or environmental biology. Looking at the properties of single-species populations and interspecific interactions, he describes population growth with no restraints, limited growth, population regulation, age-dependent growth, metapopulations and spatial ecology, life-history strategies, the metabolic theory of ecology, resource and spatial competition, mutualism, host-parasite interactions, predator-prey theory, and herbivore-plant interactions. Some advanced algebra and matrix algebra is used.

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