Chapter 2. Harvesting and Ecological Realities

  1. E. J. Milner-Gulland1 and
  2. Ruth Mace2

Published Online: 5 AUG 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch2

Conservation of Biological Resources

Conservation of Biological Resources

How to Cite

Milner-Gulland, E. J. and Mace, R. (eds) (1998) Harvesting and Ecological Realities, in Conservation of Biological Resources, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313598.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Ecosystems Analysis and Management Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Anthropology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2009
  2. Published Print: 28 JUL 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780865427389

Online ISBN: 9781444313598



  • harvesting and ecological realities;
  • ecological realism and single species model;
  • non-linearities - insights into real population dynamics;
  • stock-production relationship;
  • harvesting structured populations;
  • harvesting and lowering mean age of population;
  • spatial structure in harvested population;
  • insects and meta-population dynamics;
  • real-world dynamics of exploited species;
  • spatial heterogeneity and harvesting in complex internal dynamics systems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Adding ecological realism to the single species model

  • Interactions between species

  • Summary