Table of contents for Introduction to population ecology / Larry L. Rockwood.

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Mathematical Symbols Used
Part I: Single Species Populations
Chapter 1: Density Independent Growth					pp 1-27	
 1.1 	Introduction
 1.2 	Fundamentals of Population Growth
 1.3 	Types of Models
 1.4 	Density Independent versus Density Dependent Growth
 1.5 	Discrete or "Geometric" Growth in Populations with Non-overlapping 
 	1.6	 Exponential Growth in Populations with Overlapping Generations
	1.7 	Exponential Growth in an Invasive Species
	1.8 	Applications to Human Populations
	1.9 	The Finite Rate of Increase (?) and the Intrinsic Rate of Increase 
	1.10	Stochastic Models of Population Growth and Population Viability 	
 	1.11 	Summary
Chapter 2: Density Dependent Growth and Intraspecific Competition	pp. 28-
	2.1 	Introduction 	
	2.2 	Density Dependence in Populations with Discrete Generations
 2.3 	Density Dependence in Populations with Overlapping Generations 
	2.4 	Nonlinear Density Dependence of Birth and Death Rates and the Allee 
	2.5 	Time Lags and Limit Cycles
	2.6 	Chaos and Behavior of the Discrete Logistic Model 
	2.7 	Adding Stochasticity to Density Dependent Models
	2.8 	Laboratory and Field Data
 2.9 	Behavioral Aspects of Intraspecific Competition
 		Castes in Social Insects
 		Male-Male Competition in Horned Beetles 
 		Male-Female Competition in Dunnocks
 		Competition versus Cooperative Behavior in a Group 
	2.10	Summary
Chapter 3: Population Regulation					Pages 52-57
 3.1	Introduction
	3.2 	What is Population Regulation? 
	3.3	Combining Density Dependent and Density Independent Factors	
	3.4 	Tests of Density Dependence
 3.5	Summary
Chapter 4: Populations with Age Structures					Pages 
	4.1 	Introduction
	4.2 	Survivorship
	4.3 	Fertility
	4.4 	Mortality Curves
	4.5 	Expectation of Life
	4.6 	Net Reproductive Rate, Generation Time and the Intrinsic Rate of 
	4.7 	Age Structure and the Stable Age Distribution
	4.8 	Projecting Population Growth in Age Structured Populations
	4.9 	The Leslie or Population Projection Matrix
	4.10 	A Second Version of the Leslie Matrix
	4.11 	The Lefkovitch Modification of the Leslie Matrix
	4.12 	Dominant Latent Roots and the Characteristic Equation
	4.13 	Reproductive Value
	4.14 	Summary: Sensitivity Analysis
Chapter 5: Metapopulation Ecology						Pages 84-105
 5.1. 	Introduction
 5.2 	Metapopulations and Spatial Ecology
 5.3 	MacArthur and Wilson and the Equilibrium Theory
	5.4 	The Levins or Classical Metapopulation
	5.5 	Extinction in Metapopulations
	5.6	Metapopulation Dynamics of Two Local Populations
	5.7 	Source-Sink Metapopulations and the Rescue Effect
	5.8 	Non-equilibrium and Patchy Metapopulations
	5.9	Spatially Realistic Models
 5.10 	Minimum Viable Metapopulation Size
	5.11	Assumptions and Evidence for the Existence of Metapopulations in 
	5.12	Summary
Chapter 6: Life History Strategies						Pages 106-127
	6.1 	Introduction
 6.2 	Power Laws
 6.3 	The Metabolic Theory of Ecology
 6.4 	Cole and Lewontin
 6.5 	The theory of r- and K-selection
 6.6 	Cost of Reproduction and Allocation of Energy. 
	6.7 	Clutch Size 
	6.8 	Latitudinal gradients in Clutch Size
 6.9 	Predation and Its Effects on Life History Characteristics
 6.10 	Bet Hedging
	6.11 	The Grime General Model for Three Evolutionary Strategies in Plants
	6.12 	Summary
Part II Interspecific Interactions
Preface: Types and Characteristics of Interspecific Interactions		Pages 
Chapter 7: Interspecific Competition						Pages 
	7.1 	Introduction
	7.2 	Interspecific Competition: Early Experiments and the Competitive 	
		Exclusion Principle
 7.3 	The Lotka-Volterra Competition Equations
	7.4	Laboratory Experiments and Competition 
	7.5	Resource Based Competition Theory
	7.6	Spatial Competition and the Competition-Colonization Trade-off
	7.7	Evidence for Competition from Nature
 7.8 	Indirect Evidence for Competition and "Natural Experiments" 	
	7.9 	Summary
Chapter 8: Mutualism							Pages 158-163	
	8.1 	Introduction
	8.2 	Modeling Mutualism
	8.3 	Summary: the Costs of Mutualism 
Chapter 9: Host-Parasite Interactions					Pages 164-176
 9.1 	Introduction
	9.2 	Factors Affecting Microparasite Population Biology 
	9.3 	Modeling Host-Microparasite Interactions
	9.4 	Dynamics of the Disease
	9.5 	Immunization 
	9.6 	Endangered Metapopulations and Disease
	9.7 	Social Parasites
	9.8 	Summary
Chapter 10: Predator/Prey Interactions					Pages 177-203
 10.1 	Introduction 
 10.2 	The Lotka-Volterra Equations 
	10.3 	Early Tests of the Lotka-Volterra Models
	10.4 	Functional Responses
	10.5 	Adding Prey Density Dependence and the Type II and III Functional 
		Responses to the Lotka-Volterra Equations 
	10.6 	The Graphical Analyses of Rosenzweig and MacArthur
	10.7 	Use of a Half Saturation Constant in Predator/Prey Interactions
 10.8 	Parasitoid/Host Interactions and the Nicholson-Bailey Models 
	10.9	Section Summary	
	10.10 	Field Studies
	10.11 	Trophic Cascades
	10.12	The Dangers of a Predatory Lifestyle
	10.13	Escape from Predation						
	10.14 	Summary
Chapter 11: Plant-Herbivore Interactions					Pages 204-228
 11.1 	Introduction 
	11.2 	Classes of Chemical Defenses		
	11.3 	Constitutive versus Induced Defense
	11.4 	Plant Communication 
	11.5 	Plant-Parasitoid Communication
	11.6 	A Classic Set of Data Reconsidered
	11.7 	Novel Defenses/Herbivore Responses
	11.8 	Detoxification of Plant Compounds by Herbivores
	11.9 	Plant Apparency and Chemical Defense
	11.10 	Soil Fertility and Chemical Defense
	11.11 	The Optimal Defense Theory
	11.12 	Modeling Plant-Herbivore Population Dynamics
	11.13 	Summary: The Complexities of Herbivore-Plant Interactions 
References									Pages 229-266	
Appendix 1:	 Exercises 
Appendix 2: 	Matrix Algebra: the Basics

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Population ecology -- Textbooks.
Ecology -- Textbooks.