Chapter 1. Describing Populations

  1. Michael Begon BSc, PhD,
  2. Martin Mortimer BSc, PhD and
  3. David J. Thompson BA, DPhil

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch1

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition

How to Cite

Begon, M., Mortimer, M. and Thompson, D. J. (1996) Describing Populations, in Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Liverpool, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632034789

Online ISBN: 9781444313765

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Keywords:

  • population ecology - unified study of animals and plants;
  • single-species populations;
  • population processes;
  • diagrammatic life table;
  • common field grasshopper - an annual species;
  • Ragwort - biennial plant germinating principally in autumn;
  • size-based diagrammatic life table for reef coral;
  • conventional life tables and cohort life table;
  • life tables in monitoring age-specific rates;
  • buried seed banks

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Population processes

  • The diagrammatic life table

  • Conventional life tables

  • Some generalizations

  • The modular growth of organisms

  • Buried seed banks