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Population and Community Biology Series

Structured-Population Models in Marine, Terrestrial, and Freshwater Systems

Editors: Tuljapurkar, Shripad, Caswell, Hal (Eds.)

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In the summer of 1993, twenty-six graduate and postdoctoral stu­ dents and fourteen lecturers converged on Cornell University for a summer school devoted to structured-population models. This school was one of a series to address concepts cutting across the traditional boundaries separating terrestrial, marine, and freshwa­ ter ecology. Earlier schools resulted in the books Patch Dynamics (S. A. Levin, T. M. Powell & J. H. Steele, eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993) and Ecological Time Series (T. M. Powell & J. H. Steele, eds., Chapman and Hall, New York, 1995); a book on food webs is in preparation. Models of population structure (differences among individuals due to age, size, developmental stage, spatial location, or genotype) have an important place in studies of all three kinds of ecosystem. In choosing the participants and lecturers for the school, we se­ lected for diversity-biologists who knew some mathematics and mathematicians who knew some biology, field biologists sobered by encounters with messy data and theoreticians intoxicated by the elegance of the underlying mathematics, people concerned with long-term evolutionary problems and people concerned with the acute crises of conservation biology. For four weeks, these perspec­ tives swirled in discussions that started in the lecture hall and carried on into the sweltering Ithaca night. Diversity mayor may not increase stability, but it surely makes things interesting.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Structured-Population Models: Many Methods, a Few Basic Concepts

    Caswell, Hal (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Matrix Methods for Population Analysis

    Caswell, Hal

    Pages 19-58

  • Stochastic Matrix Models

    Tuljapurkar, Shripad

    Pages 59-87

  • Delay-Differential Equations for Structured Populations

    Nisbet, Roger M.

    Pages 89-118

  • A Gentle Introduction to Physiologically Structured Population Models

    Roos, André M.

    Pages 119-204

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eBook $199.00
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Softcover $259.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structured-Population Models in Marine, Terrestrial, and Freshwater Systems
Editors
  • Shripad Tuljapurkar
  • Hal Caswell
Series Title
Population and Community Biology Series
Series Volume
18
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5973-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5973-3
Softcover ISBN
978-0-412-07271-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
656
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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