Mathematical Models of Plant-Herbivore Interactions

Mathematical Models of Plant-Herbivore Interactions

by Zhilan Feng, Donald DeAngelis

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ISBN-13: 9781498769174
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/04/2017
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology Series
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Zhilan Feng is a Professor of Mathematics at Purdue University. She is an editor for Journal of Theoretical Biology, Mathematical Biosciences, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, and SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics.

Donald L. DeAngelis is a Senior Scientist with the US U. S. Geological Survey and Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami. He is subject editor for Ecosystems and Mathematical Biosciences.

Table of Contents

Part I Basic Theory and Simple Models. Introduction. Predator-prey interactions. Overview of some results of plant-herbivore models. Models with Toxin-Determined Functional Response. Part II Applications. Plant quality and plant defenses: Parallels and differences. Herbivore strategies: the role of plant quality and defenses. Plant toxins, Food Chains, and Ecosystems. Fire, Herbivory, Tree Chemical Defense, and Spatial Pattersn in the Boreal Forest. Example of Mathematica Notebooks.

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