Applied demography for biologists with special emphasis on by James R. Carey

By James R. Carey

This can be the 1st ebook to comprehensively observe the elemental instruments and ideas of demography to a nonhuman species. It presents transparent and concise therapy of normal demographic ideas resembling lifestyles desk research and inhabitants projection; introduces versions that experience seldom seemed outdoors of the demographic literature together with the a number of decrement existence desk, the intrinsic intercourse ratio, and multiregional demography; and addresses demographic difficulties which are precise to nonhuman organisms comparable to the demographic thought of social bugs and harvesting strategies utilized to insect mass rearing. The ebook additionally encompasses a synthesis of primary homes of inhabitants reminiscent of momentum and convergence to the solid age distribution, with a piece at the team spirit of demographic versions, and appendices detailing analytical equipment used to quantify and version the knowledge amassed in a ground-breaking learn at the mortality adventure of 1.2 million medflies. in keeping with an insect demography path on the college of California, Davis, the ebook is meant for training entomologists, inhabitants biologists, and ecologists to be used in study or as a graduate textual content.

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Batten, R. W. (1978) Mortality Table Construction. , Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Brass, W. (1971) On the scale of mortality. In: Biological Aspects of Demography. W. ), pp. 69-110. , London. Cameron, P. , and F. O. Morrison (1977) Analysis of mortality in the apple maggot, Rhagoletis pomonella (Diptera: Tephritidae), in Quebec. Can. Entomol. 109:769-788. Carey, J. R. (1986) Interrelations and applications of mathematical demography to selected problems in fruit fly management. In: Pest Control: Operations and Systems Analysis in Fruit Fly Management.

Pomonella cohorts for different causespecific combinations. 081. This represents the fraction surviving to adulthood. 919 gives the total preadult mortality. The results of the complete analysis are given in Figure 2-2. Several aspects of these results merit comment. First, the effect of simultaneously eliminating multiple cause-of-death agents from the population cannot be inferred from observing the effect of eliminating each individually. , 1972). Second, while predators alone would kill 87% of an original cohort, predators plus other causes would reduce the population by nearly 98%.

Carey, and R. ), pp. 227-262. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. Carey, J. R. (1989) The multiple decrement life table: A unifying framework for cause-of-death analysis in ecology. Oecologia 78:131-137. Chiang, C. L. (1984) The Life Table and its Applications. Robert E. Krieger Publishing Co, Malabar, Florida. , and C. B. Huffaker (1971) Experimental techniques for evaluation of the effectiveness of natural enemies. In: Biological Control. C. B. ), pp. 113-140. Plenum Press, New York. Deevey, E. , Jr. (1947) Life tables for natural populations of animals.

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