Population Dynamics: Alternative Models provides a theoretical framework of population dynamics. This book contains seven chapters that discuss the controversies surrounding discussions on the explicit view of the subject.
Chapters 1 and 2 present a general introduction to the terminology, the mathematical background, and the philosophical approach that lie behind the theoretical development. Chapter 3 contains a series of models accounting for variations in population growth rates, sizes, and fluctuations, while Chapter 4 examines a model accounting for the evolution of life history patterns. A more detailed examination of the effects of predation on prey populations, especially with respect to determining a prey population's maximum sustainable yield, is explored in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 highlights the interspecific competition theory in terms of the population dynamics models presented in a previous chapter. Chapter 7 summarizes the developments in the population dynamics research studies.
This work will be of great value to ecologists, biologists, and population dynamics researchers.