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Modelling Biological Populations in Space and Time

By: E Renshaw
422 pages, Line illus, tables
Modelling Biological Populations in Space and Time
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  • Modelling Biological Populations in Space and Time ISBN: 9780521448550 Paperback Aug 1993 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
  • Modelling Biological Populations in Space and Time ISBN: 9780521303880 Hardback Aug 1991 Out of Print #12566
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About this book

Aims to develop a unifying approach to population studies which emphasises the interplay between modelling and experimentation. The aim throughout is to provide biologists and mathematicians with a framework within which population dynamics can be fully explored and understood.


Preface; A list of symbols and notation; 1. Introductory remarks; 2. Simple birth-death processes; 3. General birth-death processes; 4. Time-lag models of population growth; 5. Competition processes; 6. Predator-prey processes; 7. Spatial predator-prey systems; 8. Fluctuating environments; 9. Spatial population dynamics; 10. Epidemic processes; 11. Linear and branching architectures; References; Author index; Subject index.

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By: E Renshaw
422 pages, Line illus, tables
Media reviews excellent introduction to the world of deterministic and stochastic models for population growth, both for students of applied mathematics and statistics at the undergraduate and postgraduate level and for advanced students of theoretical biology. Andris Abakuks, Mathematical Reviews "An excellent reference for the class of mathematical models that it considers...The quality of the book is high...As an applied statistician with an interest--and some background--in the models discussed, I found the book easy to read, extremely useful, and its perspective sensible. It is well worth its price." Judy Zeh, Journal of the American Statistical Association
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