Animal population ecology : an analytical approach / Tomo Royama, Canadian Forest Service (retired).
- Royama, Tomo, 1930-
- Cambridge, UK ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiii, 277 pages) : illustrations
- "Animal population ecology comprises the study of variations, regulation, and interactions of animal populations. This book discusses the fundamental notions and findings of animal populations on which most of the ecological studies are based. In particular, the author selects the logistic law of population growth, the nature of competition, sociality as an antithesis of competition, the mechanism underlying the regulation of populations, predator-prey interaction processes, and interactions among closely related species competing over essential resources. These are the notions that are considered to be well-established facts or principles and are regularly taught at ecology classes or introduced in standard textbooks. However, the author demonstrates that these notions are still inadequately understood, or even misunderstood, creating myths that would misguide ecologists in carrying out their studies. He delves deeply into those notions to reveal their real nature and draws a road map to the future development of ecology"--
- 9781108951135 electronic book
1108951139 electronic book
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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