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Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation
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Stochastic Population Dynamics in Ecology and Conservation

Russell Lande, Steinar Engen, and Bernt-Erik Saether

Abstract

All populations fluctuate stochastically, creating a risk of extinction that does not exist in deterministic models, with fundamental consequences for both pure and applied ecology. This book provides an introduction to stochastic population dynamics, combining classical background material with a variety of modern approaches, including previously unpublished results by the authors, illustrated with examples from bird and mammal populations, and insect communities. Demographic and environmental stochasticity are introduced with statistical methods for estimating them from field data. The long- ... More

Keywords: applied ecology, conservation, extinction, deterministic models, mammal populations, insect communities, environmental stochasticity, statistical methods, field data

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780198525257
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525257.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Russell Lande, author
Department of Biology 0116, University of California San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Steinar Engen, author
Mathematical Institute, NTNU Trondheim, Norway

Bernt-Erik Saether, author
Zoology Institute, NTNU Trondheim, Norway