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Laurence D. Mueller (Author), Amitabh Joshi (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0691007335. It is extremely well written and highly readable. -Pejman Rohani, Cambridge University.
Stability in model populations. Princeton University Press, 2000. Stability via asynchrony in Drosophila metapopulations with low migration rates. Science 312 (5772), 434-436, 2006.
New Biological Books. Laurence D. Mueller, Amitabh Joshi. Zachary Long, and Peter Morin. Zachary Long and Peter Morin, "Stability in Model Populations. Stability in Model Populations.
Home . Details for: Stability in model populations . Contributor(s): Joshi, Amitabh, 1965-. Genel Koleksiyon, Main Collection. Details for: Stability in model populations /. Normal view MARC view ISBD view. Series: Monographs in Population Biology ; 3. ublisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2000Description: xi, 319 p. : ill. ; 23 c. ontent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0691007322 (cl : alk. paper); 0691007330 (pbk. : alk. paper). Subject(s): Population biology DDC classification: 57. /8 Online resources: Contributor biographical information. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title.
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Stability in Model Populations. by Laurence D. Coauthors & Alternates. ISBN 9780691007328 (978-0-691-00732-8) Hardcover, Princeton University Press, 2000. Find signed collectible books: 'Stability in Model Populations'.
Throughout the twentieth century, biologists investigated the mechanisms that stabilize biological populations, populations which--if unchecked by such agencies as competition and predation--should grow geometrically. How is order in nature maintained in the face of the seemingly disorderly struggle for existence? In this book, Laurence Mueller and Amitabh Joshi examine current theories of population stability and show how recent laboratory research on model populations--particularly blowflies, Tribolium, and Drosophila--contributes to our understanding of population dynamics and the evolution of stability.
The authors review the general theory of population stability and critically analyze techniques for inferring whether a given population is in balance or not. They then show how rigorous empirical research can reveal both the proximal causes of stability (how populations are regulated and maintained at an equilibrium, including the relative roles of biotic and abiotic factors) and its ultimate, mostly evolutionary causes. In the process, they describe experimental studies on model systems that address the effects of age-structure, inbreeding, resource levels, and population structure on the stability and persistence of populations. The discussion incorporates the authors' own findings on the evolution of population stability in Drosophila. They go on to relate laboratory work to studies of animals in the wild and to develop a general framework for relating the life history and ecology of a species to its population dynamics.
This accessible, finely written illustration of how carefully designed experiments can improve theory will have tremendous value for all ecologists and evolutionary biologists.