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Introduction to Ecological Modelling: Putting Theory into Practice


Series: Ecological Methods and Concepts

By: Michael Gillman and Rosemary Hails

202 pages, 74 illus


Paperback | Feb 1997 | #32352 | ISBN: 0632036346
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This textbook opens up the theory of ecological modelling to a wide audience, assuming only basic mathematical knowledge. Introductory chapters consider the basic principles of constructing, testing and applying models. Later chapters consider how these models are applied to problems found in ecological research, and also how students can develop their own models.

Teachers of courses on ecological modelling will find [this book] a useful source--book at a competitive price.


Introduction: Themes Of Ecological Modelling. Probability Of Population Extinction. Looking For Cycles: The Dynamics Of Predators And Their Prey. Population Dynamics Of Species With Complex Life--Histories. Dynamics Of Ecological Communities. Spatial Models And Thresholds. Disease And Biological Control. Answers To Questions. Glossary Of Symbols And Terms. References. Index

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