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Ecology of Populations

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Part of Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation

  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521670333

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  • The theme of this book is the distribution of the abundance of organisms in space and time. Its core lies in how local births and deaths are tied to emigration and immigration processes, and how environmental variability at different scales affects population dynamics with stochastic processes and spatial structure. The book shows how elementary analytical tools can be used to understand population fluctuations, synchrony, processes underlying range distributions and community structure and species coexistence, as well as how spatial population dynamics models can be used to understand life history evolution and aspects of evolutionary game theory.

    • Details the explicit spatial extension of the analyses of population and community processes
    • This book illustrates how theory and data analysis are close together and how data can be used to illustrate fundamental processes and vice versa
    • Through viewing population dynamics as a spatial process allows us to approach population ecology from the perspective of self-organised processes
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    "...the strenghts of the book lie primarily in its accessibility and proximity to the cutting edge of population ecology research."
    Robert P. Freckleton, Ecology

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    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521670333
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.626kg
    • contains: 147 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Population renewal
    3. Population dynamics in space - the first step
    4. Synchronicity
    5. Order- disorder in space and time
    6. Structured populations
    7. Biodiversity and community structure
    8. Habitat loss
    9. Harvesting and management
    10. Resource matching
    11. Spatial games
    12. Evolutionary and population dynamics
    13. Epilogue.

  • Authors

    Esa Ranta, University of Helsinki
    Esa Ranta is Professor in Animal Ecology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

    Per Lundberg, Lunds Universitet, Sweden
    Per Lundberg is Professor in Theoretical Ecology at the University of Lund, Sweden.

    Veijo Kaitala, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
    Veijo Kaitala is Professor in Population Biology at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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