Table of contents for Stability and complexity in model ecosystems / with a new introduction by the author, Robert M. May.


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Counter Preface vii
Preface to the Second Edition
Biology Edition
1. Intoduction 3
2. Mathematical Models and Stability 13
3. Stability versus Complexity in Multispecies Models
4. Models with Few Species: Limit Cycles and Time Delays 79
5. Randomly Fluctuating Environments 109
6. Niche Overlap and Limiting Similarity 139
7. Speculations 172
Appendices 187
Afterthoughts for the Second Edition 211
Bibliography to Afterthoghts 234
Bibliography 241
Author Index 259
Subject Index 263


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ecology Mathematical models, Animal populations Mathematical models, Stability