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Quantitative Ecology: A New Unified Approach

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Clarence Lehman

Shelby Loberg

Adam Clark

Copyright Year: 2019

ISBN 13: 9781946135537

Publisher: University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing

Language: English

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Reviewed by Turner DeBlieux, PhD Student, Indiana University - Bloomington on 5/18/21

I find this book to be comprehensive, but perhaps tries to be *too* comprehensive. It often addresses history or anecdotes in ways that are a bit distracting. These are always related to ecology, and the topic at hand, but sometimes break up... read more

Reviewed by Vanessa Newman, Adjunct Faculty, Rogue Community College on 1/15/21

This textbook covers a wide range of ecological systems and mathematical formulas. Even though the focus of the textbook is quantitative ecology, it still would benefit from an overview of general or less quantitative ecology at the start of each... read more

Reviewed by Andrea Bierema, Academic Specialist, Michigan State University on 11/19/19

The book begins with an overview of ecology and mathematical modeling. It provides many examples throughout. I marked it down to four because the majority of the text focuses on the population and community levels with little content at the... read more

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1. What is ecology?
  • Chapter 2. Ecological theory
  • Chapter 3. A basic population model
  • Chapter 4. Modeling a single population
  • Chapter 5. Differential and difference forms
  • Chapter 6. Human population growth
  • Chapter 7. Chaos and randomness
  • Chapter 8. Theory of interactions
  • Chapter 9. Embodied by natural selection
  • Chapter 10. Phase space
  • Chapter 11. State spaces
  • Chapter 12. Predator and prey
  • Chapter 13. Humans as predators
  • Chapter 14. Humans as prey
  • Chapter 15. Theory of disease
  • Chapter 16. Competition
  • Chapter 17. Mutualism
  • Chapter 18. Higher-order models

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  • About the Book

    Quantitative Ecology introduces and discusses the principles of ecology from populations to ecosystems including human populations, disease, exotic organisms, habitat fragmentation, biodiversity and global dynamics. The book also reformulates and unifies ecological equations making them more accessible to the reader and easier to teach.

    About the Contributors

    Authors

    Clarence Lehman

    Shelby Loberg

    Adam Clark