Elements of Mathematical Ecology

Elements of Mathematical Ecology

by Mark Kot
     
 

ISBN-10: 052180213X

ISBN-13: 9780521802130

Pub. Date: 08/01/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"Elements of Mathematical Ecology provides an introduction to classical and modern mathematical models, methods, and issues in population ecology. The first part of the book is devoted to simple, unstructured population models that, for the sake of tractability, ignore much of the variability found in natural populations. Topics covered include density dependence,…  See more details below

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"Elements of Mathematical Ecology provides an introduction to classical and modern mathematical models, methods, and issues in population ecology. The first part of the book is devoted to simple, unstructured population models that, for the sake of tractability, ignore much of the variability found in natural populations. Topics covered include density dependence, bifurcations, demographic stochasticity, time delays, population interactions (predation, competition, and mutualism), and the application of optimal control theory to the management of renewable resources. The second part of this book is devoted to structured population models, covering spatially structured population models (with a focus on reaction-diffusion models), age-structured models, and two-sex models. Suitable for upper level students and beginning researchers in ecology, mathematical biology and applied mathematics, the volume includes numerous line diagrams that clarify the mathematics, relevant problems throughout the text that aid understanding, and supplementary mathematical and historical material that enrich the main text."--BOOK JACKET.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521802130
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2001
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
IUnstructured Population Models1
ASingle-Species Models3
BInteracting Populations107
CDynamics of Exploited Populations237
IIStructured Population Models265
DSpatially Structured Models267
EAge-Structured Models345
FSex-Structured Models413
References425
Author Index443
Subject Index447

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