Applied Demography for Biologists: With Special Emphasis on Insects / Edition 1

Applied Demography for Biologists: With Special Emphasis on Insects / Edition 1

by James R. Carey
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195066871

ISBN-13: 9780195066876

Pub. Date: 02/28/1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This is the first book to comprehensively apply the fundamental tools and concepts of demography to a nonhuman species. It provides clear and concise treatment of standard demographic techniques such as life table analysis and population projection; introduces models that have seldom appeared outside of the demographic literature including the multiple decrement

Overview

This is the first book to comprehensively apply the fundamental tools and concepts of demography to a nonhuman species. It provides clear and concise treatment of standard demographic techniques such as life table analysis and population projection; introduces models that have seldom appeared outside of the demographic literature including the multiple decrement life table, the intrinsic sex ratio, and multiregional demography; and addresses demographic problems that are unique to nonhuman organisms such as the demographic theory of social insects and harvesting techniques applied to insect mass rearing. The book also contains a synthesis of fundamental properties of population such as momentum and convergence to the stable age distribution, with a section on the unity of demographic models, and appendices detailing analytical methods used to quantify and model the data gathered in a ground-breaking study on the mortality experience of 1.2 million medflies. Based on an insect demography course at the University of California, Davis, the book is intended for practicing entomologists, population biologists, and ecologists for use in research or as a graduate text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195066876
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/28/1993
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.56(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1. Formalization
1.2. Elementary Characteristics of Populations
2. Life Tables
2.1. General Concepts
2.2. The Single Decrement Life Tables
2.3. The Abridged Life Table
2.4. The Multiple Decrement Life Table
2.5. Selected Properties of Model Life Tables
3. Reproduction
3.1. General Background
3.2. Per Capita Reproductive Rates
3.3. Reproductive Heterogeneity
3.4. Generalizations
4. Population I. Basic Concepts and Models
4.1. Background
4.2. The Stable Population Model
4.3. Population Projection
4.4. Fundamental Properties of Populations
5. Population II. Extensions of Stable Theory
5.1. Two-Sex Models
5.2. Stochastic Demography
5.3. Multiregional Demography
5.4. Demographic Theory of Social Insects: The Honeybee
5.5. The Unity of Demographic Population Models
6. Demographic Applications
6.1. Estimation
6.2. Curve Fitting
6.3. Mass Rearing: Basic Harvesting Concepts
6.4. Parasitoid Mass Rearing
6.5. Pros and Cons of Demographic Modeling

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