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Population ecologists study how births and deaths affect the dynamics of populations and communities, while ecosystem ecologists study how species control the flux of energy and materials through food webs and ecosystems. Although all these processes occur simultaneously in nature, the mathematical frameworks bridging the two disciplines have developed independently. Consequently, this independent development of theory has impeded the cross-fertilization of population and ecosystem ecology. Using recent developments from dynamical systems theory, this advanced undergraduate/graduate level textbook shows how to bridge the two disciplines seamlessly. The book shows how bifurcations between the solutions of models can help understand regime shifts in natural populations and ecosystems once thresholds in rates of births, deaths, consumption, competition, nutrient inputs, and decay are crossed. Mathematical Ecology is essential reading for students of ecology who have had a first course in calculus and linear algebra or students in mathematics wishing to learn how dynamical systems theory can be applied to ecological problems.

Hardcover:

9781405188111 | New edition (Blackwell Pub, August 18, 2008), cover price $240.95 | About this edition: Population ecologists study how births and deaths affect the dynamics of populations and communities, while ecosystem ecologists study how species control the flux of energy and materials through food webs and ecosystems.

Paperback:

9781405177955 | Blackwell Pub, August 25, 2008, cover price $103.95 | About this edition: Population ecologists study how births and deaths affect the dynamics of populations and communities, while ecosystem ecologists study how species control the flux of energy and materials through food webs and ecosystems.

Miscellaneous:

9781444300956 | Blackwell Pub, February 10, 2009, cover price $199.95

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'For the purposes of this book, we define large herbivores as even-toed (Artiodactyla) and odd-toed ungulates (Perissodactyla) over 5 kg, and elephants (Proboscidea)'--P. 2.
By Roger Bergstrm (editor), Kjell Danell (editor), Patrick Duncan (editor) and John Pastor (editor)

Paperback:

9780521536875 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2006, cover price $89.99 | About this edition: 'For the purposes of this book, we define large herbivores as even-toed (Artiodactyla) and odd-toed ungulates (Perissodactyla) over 5 kg, and elephants (Proboscidea)'--P.

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'For the purposes of this book, we define large herbivores as even-toed (Artiodactyla) and odd-toed ungulates (Perissodactyla) over 5 kg, and elephants (Proboscidea)'--P. 2.
By Roger Bergstrm (editor), Kjell Danell (editor), Patrick Duncan (editor) and John Pastor (editor)

Hardcover:

9780521830058 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 30, 2006, cover price $141.99 | About this edition: 'For the purposes of this book, we define large herbivores as even-toed (Artiodactyla) and odd-toed ungulates (Perissodactyla) over 5 kg, and elephants (Proboscidea)'--P.

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