By Edwin R. Lewis (auth.)
This e-book is an outgrowth of 1 part of an upper-division direction on quantitative ecology, given every year for the prior 8 at Berkeley. i'm so much thankful to the scholars in that direction and to many graduate scholars within the Berkeley division of Zoology and schools of Engineering and typical assets whose lively discussions encouraged a lot of the book's content material. I additionally am deeply thankful to these college colleagues with whom, at one time or one other, i've got shared classes or seminars in ecology or inhabitants biology, D.M. Auslander, L. Demetrius, G. Oster, O.H. Paris, F.A. Pitelka, A.M. Schultz, Y. Takahashi, D.B. Tyler, and P. Vogelhut, all of whom contributed considerably to the advance of my considering in these fields, to my leave psychological colleagues E. Polak and A.J. Thomasian, who guided me into the litera ture on numerical equipment and stochastic strategies, and to the graduate scholars who at one time or one other have labored with me on population-biology tasks, L.M. Brodnax, S-P. Chan, A. Elterman, G.C. Ferrell, D. eco-friendly, C. Hayashi, K-L. Lee, W.F. Martin Jr., D. might, J. Stamnes, G.E. Swanson, and that i. Weeks, who, jointly, surely supplied me with the best suggestion. i'm indebted to the copy-editing and construction employees of Springer-Verlag, specifically to Ms. M. Muzeniek, for his or her diligence and ability, and to Mrs. Alice Peters, biomathematics editor, for her patience.