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Applied Mathematical Ecology
     

Applied Mathematical Ecology

by Simon A. Levin, Thomas G. Hallam, Louis J. Gross
 

ISBN-10: 3540194657

ISBN-13: 9783540194651

Pub. Date: 10/28/1989

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This book builds on the basic framework developed in the earlier volume - "Mathematical Ecology", edited by T.G.Hallam and S.A.Levin, Springer 1986, which lays out the essentials of the subject. In the present book, the applications of mathematical ecology in ecotoxicology, in resource management, and epidemiology are illustrated in detail. The most important

Overview

This book builds on the basic framework developed in the earlier volume - "Mathematical Ecology", edited by T.G.Hallam and S.A.Levin, Springer 1986, which lays out the essentials of the subject. In the present book, the applications of mathematical ecology in ecotoxicology, in resource management, and epidemiology are illustrated in detail. The most important features are the case studies, and the interrelatedness of theory and application. There is no comparable text in the literature so far. The reader of the two-volume set will gain an appreciation of the broad scope of mathematical ecology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540194651
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
10/28/1989
Pages:
491

Table of Contents

I. Introduction.- Ecology in Theory and Application.- II. Resource Management.- Bioeconomic Modeling and Resource Management.- Common Property and the Conservation of Natural Resources.- Information and Area-Wide Control in Agricultural Ecology.- III. Epidemiology.- Fundamental Aspects of Epidemiology.- Three Basic Epidemiological Models.- The Population Biology of Parasitic Helminths in Animal Populations.- Simple Versus Complex Epidemiological Models.- Periodicity in Epidemiological Models.- Case Studies.- Rubella.- Influenza and Some Related Mathematical Models.- Review of Recent Models of HIV/AIDS Transmission.- The Transmission Dynamics of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV).- IV. Ecotoxicology.- Models in Ecotoxicology: Methodological Aspects.- Deterministic and Statistical Models of Chemical Fate in Aquatic Systems.- Effects of Toxicants on Aquatic Populations.- V. Demography and Population Biology.- Mathematical Models in Plant Biology: An Overview.- Stable Population Theory and Applications.- Stage Structure Models Applied in Evolutionary Ecology.- Some Applications of Structured Models in Population Dynamics.- Author Index.

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