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Population Dynamics for Conservation

Louis W. Botsford, J. Wilson White, and Alan Hastings


This book is a quantitative exposition of our current understanding of the dynamics of plant and animal populations, with the goal that readers will be able to understand, and participate in the management of populations in the wild. The book uses mathematical models to establish the basic principles of population behaviour. It begins with a philosophical approach to mathematical models of populations. It then progresses from a description of models with a single variable, abundance, to models that describe changes in the abundance of individuals at each age, then similar models that describe ... More

Keywords: Population dynamics, endangered species, fisheries, environmental variability, spatial management, replacement, frequency content, frequency content

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198758365
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198758365.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis W. Botsford, author
Professor Emeritus, Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, University of California, Davis, USA

J. Wilson White, author
Assistant Professor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, USA

Alan Hastings, author
Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of California, Davis, USA