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|Main Title||Elements of mathematical ecology /|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press,|
|ISBN||052180213X; 9780521802130; 0521001501; 9780521001502|
|Subjects||Population biology--Mathematical models ; Ecology--Mathematical models ; Population biology--Mathematics ; Ecology--Mathematics ; Populaties (biologie) ; Wiskundige modellen ; Ecologie ; Biomathematik--(DE-588)4139408-2 ; Mathematisches Modell--(DE-588)4114528-8 ; Populationsbiologie--(DE-588)4046800-8 ; Matemática aplicada ; Ecologia (modelos matemáticos) ; Ecologia de populaðcäoes ; Biologie des populations--Modèles mathématiques ; âEcologie--Modèles mathématiques ; èOkologie|
|Collation||ix, 453 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-442).
"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."--Jacket.