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Simulating Ecological and Evolutionary Systems in C

By: Will Wilson

301 pages, 80 figs, 9 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2000 | #106284 | ISBN: 0521776589
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Hardback | Jun 2000 | #106283 | ISBN: 0521772281
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About this book

Covers a diverse range of biological processes and systems, including competition, foraging, predation, mating systems, and life-history optimization, by simulating large collections of interacting individuals, using the computer programming language C.

This book is a gold mine, if you have the tools and interest to work it...Wilson's treatment of the relationships between analytical and stochastic models is one of the outstanding features of this bookoa powerful learning tool. Ecoscience


Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Immigration-emigration models; 3. Logistic birth-death models; 4. Random numbers and visualisation; 5. Two-species competition model; 6. A programming project; 7. Foraging model; 8. Maintenance of Gynodioecy; 9. Diffusion and reactions; 10. Optimal allocation schedules; Index.

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