Springer Series in Synergetics

Stochastic Foundations in Movement Ecology

Anomalous Diffusion, Front Propagation and Random Searches

Authors: Méndez, Vicenç, Campos, Daniel, Bartumeus, Frederic

  • First textbook style introduction to this emerging field
  • Contains exercises and solutions
  • Co-authored by leading researchers with complementary backgrounds
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39010-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39009-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50868-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
About this book

This book presents the fundamental theory for non-standard diffusion problems in movement ecology. Lévy processes and anomalous diffusion have shown to be both powerful and useful tools for qualitatively and quantitatively describing a wide variety of spatial population ecological phenomena and dynamics, such as invasion fronts and search strategies.

Adopting a self-contained, textbook-style approach, the authors provide the elements of statistical physics and stochastic processes on which the modeling of movement ecology is based and systematically introduce the physical characterization of ecological processes at the microscopic, mesoscopic and macroscopic levels. The explicit definition of these levels and their interrelations is particularly suitable to coping with the broad spectrum of space and time scales involved in bio-ecological problems.  

Including numerous exercises (with solutions), this text is aimed at graduate students and newcomers in this field at the interface of theoretical ecology, mathematical biology and physics.

Reviews

From the book reviews:

“This book … attempts to provide an overview of the essential mathematical, physical and modelling aspects which describe the motion of living entities at various scales. … This book is interdisciplinary, intuitive and versatile, bridging a gap between mathematics and ecology in a pedagogically sound and scientifically relevant manner, from which a broad audience may benefit.” (Paul Georgescu, zbMATH, Vol. 1295, 2014)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Elements of Probability Theory

    Méndez, Vicenç (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Introduction to Stochastic Processes

    Méndez, Vicenç (et al.)

    Pages 23-59

  • Microscopic, Mesoscopic and Macroscopic Descriptions of Dispersal

    Méndez, Vicenç (et al.)

    Pages 63-111

  • Anomalous Diffusion and Continuous-Time Random Walks

    Méndez, Vicenç (et al.)

    Pages 113-148

  • Reaction-Dispersal Models and Front Propagation

    Méndez, Vicenç (et al.)

    Pages 149-176

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39010-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-39009-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-50868-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Rent the ebook  
  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
  • low-cost access
  • online reader with highlighting and note-making option
  • can be used across all devices
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stochastic Foundations in Movement Ecology
Book Subtitle
Anomalous Diffusion, Front Propagation and Random Searches
Authors
Series Title
Springer Series in Synergetics
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-39010-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-39010-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-39009-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50868-8
Series ISSN
0172-7389
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 310
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
Topics