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Dispersal, Individual Movement and Spatial Ecology

A Mathematical Perspective

Editors: Lewis, Mark A., Maini, Philip, Petrovskii, Sergei V. (Eds.)

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Dispersal of plants and animals is one of the most fascinating subjects in ecology. It has long been recognized as an important factor affecting ecosystem dynamics. Dispersal is apparently a phenomenon of biological origin; however, because of its complexity, it cannot be studied comprehensively by biological methods alone. Deeper insights into dispersal properties and implications require interdisciplinary approaches involving biologists, ecologists and mathematicians. The purpose of this book is to provide a forum for researches with different backgrounds and expertise and to ensure further advances in the study of dispersal and spatial ecology. This book is unique in its attempt to give an overview of dispersal studies across different spatial scales, such as the scale of individual movement, the population scale and the scale of communities and ecosystems. It is written by top-level experts in the field of dispersal modeling and covers a wide range of problems ranging from the identification of Levy walks in animal movement to the implications of dispersal on an evolutionary timescale.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Stochastic Optimal Foraging Theory

    Bartumeus, Frederic (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • Lévy or Not? Analysing Positional Data from Animal Movement Paths

    Plank, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 33-52

  • Beyond Optimal Searching: Recent Developments in the Modelling of Animal Movement Patterns as Lévy Walks

    Reynolds, Andy

    Pages 53-76

  • The Mathematical Analysis of Biological Aggregation and Dispersal: Progress, Problems and Perspectives

    Othmer, Hans G. (et al.)

    Pages 79-127

  • Hybrid Modelling of Individual Movement and Collective Behaviour

    Franz, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 129-157

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dispersal, Individual Movement and Spatial Ecology
Book Subtitle
A Mathematical Perspective
Editors
  • Mark A. Lewis
  • Philip Maini
  • Sergei V. Petrovskii
Series Title
Mathematical Biosciences Subseries
Series Volume
2071
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-35497-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-35497-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-35496-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 385
Number of Illustrations and Tables
47 b/w illustrations, 49 illustrations in colour
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