CMS Books in Mathematics

Dynamical Systems in Population Biology

Authors: Zhao, Xiao-Qiang

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The conjoining of nonlinear dynamics and biology has brought about significant advances in both areas, with nonlinear dynamics providing a tool for understanding biological phenomena and biology stimulating developments in the theory of dynamical systems. This research monograph provides an introduction to the theory of nonautonomous semiflows with applications to population dynamics. It develops dynamical system approaches to various evolutionary equations such as difference, ordinary, functional, and partial differential equations, and pays more attention to periodic and almost periodic phenomena. The presentation includes persistence theory, monotone dynamics, periodic and almost periodic semiflows, traveling waves, and global analysis of typical models in population biology. Research mathematicians working with nonlinear dynamics, particularly those interested in applications to biology, will find this book useful. It may also be used as a textbook or as supplementary reading for a graduate special topics course on the theory and applications of dynamical systems.

Dr. Xiao-Qiang Zhao is a professor in applied mathematics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. His main research interests involve applied dynamical systems, nonlinear differential equations, and mathematical biology. He is the author of more than 40 papers and his research has played an important role in the development of the theory of periodic and almost periodic semiflows and their applications.

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Dr. Xiao-Qiang Zhao is a professor in applied mathematics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. His main research interests involve applied dynamical systems, nonlinear differential equations, and mathematical biology. He is the author of more than 40 papers and his research has played an important role in the development of the theory of periodic and almost periodic semiflows and their applications.

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"This is a highly technical research monograph which will be mainly of interest to those working in the field of mathematical population dynamics. … The book provides a comprehensive coverage of the latest theoretical developments, particularly in the purely mathematical sophistications of the field … ." (Tony Crilly, The Mathematical Gazette, March, 2005)

"This book provides an introduction to the theory of periodic semiflows on metric spaces and their applications to population dynamics. … This book will be most useful to mathematicians working on nonlinear dynamical models and their applications to biology." (R.Bürger, Monatshefte für Mathematik, Vol. 143 (4), 2004)

"The main purpose of the book, in the author’s words, ‘is to provide an introduction to the theory of periodic semiflows on metric spaces’ and to apply this theory to a collection of mathematical equations from population dynamics. … The book presents its mathematical theory in a coherent and readable fashion. It should prove to be a valuable resource for mathematicians who are interested in non-autonomous dynamical systems and in their applications to biologically inspired models." (J. M. Cushing, Mathematical Reviews, 2004 f)


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Dynamical Systems in Population Biology
Authors
Series Title
CMS Books in Mathematics
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-21761-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-21761-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-00308-5
Series ISSN
1613-5237
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 276
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