Chapter 6. Population Regulation

  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.ch6

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) Population Regulation, in Population Ecology: A Unified Study of Animals and Plants, Third Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313765.ch6

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 regulation;
  • Nicholson's view;
  • life-table analysis of Colorado beetle population;
  • single-species time series;
  • population regulation in plants;
  • genetic change;
  • ‘Space capture’ in plants;
  • chaos in ecological systems;
  • Andrewartha and Birch's view;
  • the problem re-emerges - life-table analyses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nicholson's view

  • Andrewartha and Birch's view

  • An example: Thrips imaginis

  • Some general conclusions

  • A life-table analysis of a Colorado beetle population

  • The problem re-emerges

  • Population regulation in plants

  • Genetic change

  • Territoriality

  • ‘Space capture’ in plants

  • Chaos in ecological systems