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Interactions Between Organisms and Their Environment

  • Edward K. Yeargers
  • Ronald W. Shonkwiler
  • James V. Herod

Abstract

This chapter is a discussion of the factors that control the growth of populations of organisms.

Keywords

Population Growth Stationary Point Phase Portrait Tree Ring Parental Investment 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edward K. Yeargers
    • 1
  • Ronald W. Shonkwiler
    • 2
  • James V. Herod
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BiologyGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.School of MathematicsGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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