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Applied Population Ecology introduces junior- and senior-level undergraduates to the principles of population ecology. Each chapter of the book discusses a topic in detail, with examples from wildlife management, conservation biology, and natural resource management, and chapter-end exercises reinforce the concepts covered. These exercises emphasize practical problems facing ecologists, conservation biologists, and natural resource managers, and incorporation of variability into simple models of population dynamics.
Most of the exercises involve the use of the RAMAS® EcoLab 2.0 software
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