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The Dynamics of Arthopod Predator-Prey Systems. (MPB-13), Volume 13
 

The Dynamics of Arthopod Predator-Prey Systems. (MPB-13), Volume 13 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Hassell, Michael Patrick

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In this study of arthropod predador-prey systems Michael Hassell shows how many of the components of predation may be simply modeled in order to reveal their effects on the overall dynamics of the interacting populations. Arthropods, particularly insects, make ideal subjects for ...such a study because their generation times are characteristically short and many have relatively discrete generations, inviting the use of difference equation models to describe population changes. Using analytical models framed in difference equations, Dr. Hassell is able to show how the detailed biological processes of insect predator-prey (including host-parasitoid) interactions may be understood. Emphasizing the development and subsequent stability analysis of general models, the author considers in detail several crucial components of predator-prey models such as: the prey's rate of increase as a function of density, non-random search, mutual interference, and the predator's rate of increase as a function of predator survival and fecundity. Drawing on the correspondence between the models and field and laboratory data, Dr. Hassell then discusses the practical implications for biological pest control and suggests how such models may help to formulate a theoretical basis for biological control practices.
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ISBN 9780691082158
Released NZ 15 Jan 1978
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English (translated from: English)
Series Monographs in Population Biology (part: 12)
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ISBN-13 9780691082158
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher unlisted
Imprint Princeton University Press
Released 15 Jan 1978
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language English
Translated from English
Author(s) By Hassell, Michael Patrick
Series Monographs in Population Biology (part: 12)
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Invertebrates
Number of Pages 248
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 14mm
Dewey Code 595.20453
Weight 312g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Parasitoids, Insect populations - Mathematical models
NBS Text Life Sciences: Zoology
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly;College/higher education

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