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Volterra-Hamilton Models in the Ecology and Evolution of Colonial Organisms

Series: Series in Mathematical Biology and Medicine Volume: 2

Edited By: Peter L Antonelli and RH Bradbury

201 pages, Figs

World Scientific Publishing

Hardback | Aug 1996 | #51628 | ISBN: 9810224508
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About this book

This text begins with the modelling of evolutionary constraints on morphological diversity in ecology and then extends to development and evolution. The book uses tractable, traditional models and maths, as well as linked traditional ecological equations with production and consumption. It also contains powerful models and has applied them, for example, in chemical ecology.


Contents

Simple growth of populations and individuals; competitive interactions between two species; Medawar's growth energy and optimal production; predation and herbivory on optimally producing terrestrial and marine ecosystems; the differential geometry of production stability; a dynamical theory of heterochrony - time-sequencing changes in ecology, evolution and development. Appendices: fundamental lemma of the calculus of variations; fuzzy differential inclusions as substitutes for stochastic differential equations in population biology; normal co-ordinates and log-biomass; some frequently used formulas.

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