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Lagged Consumer-Resource Dynamics

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the influence of biological lags on consumer–resource dynamics, with particular emphasis on how consumer–resource cycles, or the lack thereof, interact with population level ... More


Mixed Interactions

André M. de Roos and Lennart Persson

in Population and Community Ecology of Ontogenetic Development

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691137575
eISBN:
9781400845613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691137575.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses mixed interactions from a different perspective, taking as its point of departure the models for a structured prey, structured predator community with exclusive resources for ... More


Food Chains and Omnivory

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter extends the consumer–resource theory to include simple but common three-species modules behind the construction of whole food webs, with particular emphasis on food chains and omnivory. ... More


Excitable and Nonexcitable Population Dynamics

Kevin S. McCann

in Food Webs (MPB-50)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134178
eISBN:
9781400840687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134178.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the dynamics of basic population models, with a particular focus on the general biological conditions under which population dynamics are stabilized, or destabilized, by ... More


Introduction to matrix population models

Yngvild Vindenes, Christie Le Coeur, and Hal Caswell

in Demographic Methods across the Tree of Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198838609
eISBN:
9780191874789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838609.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Matrix population models (MPMs) are currently used in a range of fields, from basic research in ecology and evolutionary biology, to applied questions in conservation biology, management, and ... More


The impact of population structure on population and community dynamics

André M. de Roos

in Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198824282
eISBN:
9780191863271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824282.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

Ecological theory about dynamics of interacting species constitutes the basis for our understanding of the functioning of ecological communities and ecosystems and their responses to changing ... More


Structured Population Models

Timothy E. Essington

in Introduction to Quantitative Ecology: Mathematical and Statistical Modelling for Beginners

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780192843470
eISBN:
9780191926112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192843470.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

The chapter “Structured Population Models” illustrates how one adds more detail to a model, first through density-independent models, then by showing common matrix-model formulations and how those ... More


Demographic methods in epidemiology

Petra Klepac and C. Jessica E. Metcalf

in Demographic Methods across the Tree of Life

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198838609
eISBN:
9780191874789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198838609.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies, Ecology

Demography is both shaped by and shapes infectious disease dynamics. Infectious pathogens can increase host mortality. Host birth rates introduce new susceptible individuals into the population, ... More


Population structure and exponential growth

Liz Pásztor, Zoltán Botta-Dukát, Gabriella Magyar, Tamás Czárán, and Géza Meszéna

in Theory-Based Ecology: A Darwinian approach

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199577859
eISBN:
9780191823787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577859.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Populations may be structured by various individual states like age, developmental stage, or conditions of location. The life histories of individuals can be described as series of stochastic ... More


Psychological Processes and Rituals of Hope-Healing Communities in Contemporary Africa

Augustine Nwoye

in African Psychology: The Emergence of a Tradition

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780190932497
eISBN:
9780197630174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190932497.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reports on the psychological processes and rituals of hope-healing communities organized by religious ministers in two regions of Africa. The chapter gives narrative accounts of the key ... More


Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications

Kevin S. McCann and Gabriel Gellner (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198824282
eISBN:
9780191863271
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824282.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This book continues the authoritative and established edited series of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical ... More


Introduction

Gabriel Gellner, Kevin S. McCann, and Emily J. Champagne

in Theoretical Ecology: concepts and applications

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198824282
eISBN:
9780191863271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198824282.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Biomathematics / Statistics and Data Analysis / Complexity Studies

This book continues the authoritative and established edited series of theoretical ecology books initiated by Robert May which helped pave the way for ecology to become a more robust theoretical ... More


Predicting the Outcome of Biological Control

Judith H. Myers

in Evolutionary Ecology: Concepts and Case Studies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131543
eISBN:
9780197561461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131543.003.0035
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

The movement of humans around the earth has been associated with an amazing redistribution of a variety of organisms to new continents and exotic islands. The natural biodiversity of native ... More


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