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Contents Prologue Preface Acknowledgments Part 1: Preliminaries 1 Introduction: what is mathematical ecology and why should we do it? 2 Mathematical toolbox Part 2: Populations 3 Homogeneous populations: exponential and geometric growth and decay 4 Age- and stage-structured linear models: relaxing the assumption of population homogeneity 5 Nonlinear models of single populations: the continuous time logistic model 6 Discrete logistic growth, oscillations, and chaos 7 Harvesting and the logistic model 8 Predators and their prey 9 Competition between two species, mutualism, and species invasions 10 Multispecies community and food webs Part 3: Ecosystems 11 Inorganic resources, mass balance, resource uptake, and resource use efficiency 12 Litter return, nutrient cycling, and ecosystem stability 13 Consumer regulation of nutrient cycling 14 Stoichiometry and linked element cycles Part 4: Populations and ecosystems in space and time 15 Transitions between populations and states in landscapes 16 Diffusion, advection, the spread of populations and resources, and the emergence of spatial patterns Appendix: MatLab commands for equilibrium and stability analysis of multi-compartment models by solving the Jacobian and its eigenvalues References Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Ecology -- Mathematical models.
Ecology -- Mathematics.
Population biology -- Mathematical models.