Table of contents for Mathematical ecology of populations and ecosystems / John Pastor.

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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.