Mathematics and Biosciences in Interaction

The Mathematics of Darwin’s Legacy

Editors: Chalub, Fabio, Rodrigues, Jose Francisco (Eds.)

  • General introduction and state-of-the-art texts organized by topics
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The book presents a general overview of mathematical models in the context of evolution. It covers a wide range of topics such as population genetics, population dynamics, speciation, adaptive dynamics, game theory, kin selection, and stochastic processes. Written by leading scientists working at the interface between evolutionary biology and mathematics the book is the outcome of a conference commemorating Charles Darwin's 200th birthday, and the 150th anniversary of the first publication of his book "On the origin of species". Its chapters vary in format between general introductory and state-of-the-art research texts in biomathematics, in this way addressing both students and researchers in mathematics, biology and related fields. Mathematicians looking for new problems as well as biologists looking for rigorous description of population dynamics will find this book fundamental.

About the authors

Fabio Chalub is BSc and MSc in Physics and PhD in Mathematics. In the last 10 years has been working in mathematical modelling in life sciences. He has more than 20 scientific articles in leading international journals and is also active in the field of scientific diffusion. Since 2003 lives in Portugal where he is now Assistant Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
José Francisco Rodrigues is PhD in Mathematics, member of the Lisbon Academy of Sciences, president of the International Centre of Mathematics and full professor at University of Lisbon. He had published over 100 scientific papers, coedited 15 books, authored 1 book and is the coordinating editor of "Interfaces and Free Boundaries"

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Preface

    Chalub, Fabio A. C. C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-6

  • What Changes Has Mathematics Made to the Darwinian Theory?

    Ewens, Warren J.

    Pages 7-26

  • The Mathematics of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution: 1859 and 150 Years Later

    Schuster, Peter

    Pages 27-66

  • Some Mathematical Models in Evolutionary Genetics

    Bürger, Reinhard

    Pages 67-89

  • Extinction, Persistence, and Evolution

    Jagers, Peter

    Pages 91-104

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Mathematics of Darwin’s Legacy
Editors
  • Fabio Chalub
  • Jose Francisco Rodrigues
Series Title
Mathematics and Biosciences in Interaction
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Birkhäuser Basel
Copyright Holder
Springer Basel AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-0348-0122-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-0348-0122-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0121-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-0348-0334-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 296
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