Paper Suggestions
 
(1)
 
V. Volterra. Fluctuations in the abundance of a species considered
mathematically, 1926, Nature 118:558-60.
 
B.E. Kendall et al. Why do populations cycle? A synthesis of statistical and
mechanistic modeling approaches, 1999, Ecology 80:1789-1805.
 
or
 
P. Turchin, Complex Population Dynamics, 2003. Chapter on connecting data
to models for cycling populations (voles, red grouse, snow shoe hares).
 
(2)
 
R.M. May. Biological populations with non-overlapping generations: stable
points, stable cycles, and chaos, 1977, Science 186: 645-47.
 
R. F. Costantino, Robert A. Desharnais, J. M. Cushing, Brian Dennis,
Shandelle M. Henson, and Aaron A. King, The flour beetle Tribolium as an
effective tool of discovery, Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 37, 2005
 
(3)
 
C.S. Holling. The components of predation as revealed by a study of small
mammal predation of the European pine sawfly, 1959, The Canadian
Entomologist 91:293-320.
 
G.T. Skalski and J.F. Gillam.  Functional responses with predator
interference: viable alternatives to the Holling type II model, 2001,
Ecology 82:3083-3092.
 
(4)
 
N.G. Hairston, F.E. Smith and L.E. Slobodkin.  Community structure,
population control, and competition, 1960, Am. Nat., 94: 421-25.
 
Dennis B, Ponciano JM, Lele SR, Taper ML, Staples DF.  Estimating density
dependence, process noise, and observation error, 2006 ECOLOGICAL
MONOGRAPHS 76: 323-341. (Statistically heavy, but interesting)
 
 
(5)
 
Lotka-Volterra  and related competition models, as described in Chapter 5
of N.J. Gotelli, A Primer of Ecology
 
Freckleton, R. P. and A. R. Watkinson. Predicting competition coefficients
for plant mixtures: reciprocity, transitivity and correlations with
life-history traits, 2001, Ecology Letters 4(4): 348-357.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
Stats Ecology Group