Size-Structured Populations

Ecology and Evolution

  • Bo Ebenman
  • Lennart Persson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Prolog

    1. R. M. May
      Pages 1-2
  3. Introduction Dynamics of Size-Structured Populations: An Overview

  4. The Evolution of Growth Patterns and Size

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. M. Lynch
      Pages 29-46
    3. M. Lynch, S. J. Arnold
      Pages 47-59
  5. Population Ecology and Demography in Size-Structured Populations

  6. Interactions in Size-Structured Populations: From Individual Behavior to Ecosystem Dynamics

  7. Size-Abundance Relations in Plants and Animals

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 281-284

About these proceedings


At last both ecology and evolution are covered in this study on the dynamics of size-structured populations. How does natural selection shape growth patterns and life cycles of individuals, and hence the size-structure of populations? This book will stimulate biologists to look into some important and interesting biological problems from a new angle of approach, concerning: - life history evolution, - intraspecific competition and niche theory, - structure and dynamics of ecological communities.


animals demography ecology ecosystem ecosystem dynamics evolution fish growth population dynamics population ecology predator

Editors and affiliations

  • Bo Ebenman
    • 1
  • Lennart Persson
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of BiologyUniversity of LinköpingLinköpingSweden
  2. 2.Department of Ecology, LimnologyLundSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74003-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74001-5
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