Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit

Stage-Structured Populations

Sampling, analysis and simulation

Authors: Manly, Bryan F.J.

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This book provides a review of methods for obtaining and analysing data from stage-structured biological populations. The topics covered are sam­ pling designs (Chapter 2), the estimation of parameters by maximum likelihood (Chapter 3), the analysis of sample counts of the numbers cif individuals in different stages at different times (Chapters 4 and 5), the analysis of data using Leslie matrix types of model (Chapter 6) and key factor analysis (Chapter 7). There is also some discussion of the approaches to modelling and estimation that have been used in five studies of particular populations (Chapter 8). There is a large literature on the modelling of biological populations, and a multitude of different approaches have been used in this area. The various approaches can be classified in different ways (Southwood, 1978, ch. 12), but for the purposes of this book it is convenient to think of the three categories mathematical, statistical and predictive modelling. Mathematical modelling is concerned largely with developing models that capture the most important qualitative features of population dynamics. In this case, the models that are developed do not have to be compared with data from natural populations. As representations of idealized systems, they can be quite informative in showing the effects of changing parameters, indicating what factors are most important in promoting stability, and so on.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Stage-structured populations

    Manly, Bryan F. J.

    Pages 1-6

  • Sampling for population estimation

    Manly, Bryan F. J.

    Pages 7-32

  • Maximum likelihood estimation of models

    Manly, Bryan F. J.

    Pages 33-41

  • Analysis of multi-cohort stage-frequency data

    Manly, Bryan F. J.

    Pages 42-85

  • Analysis of single cohort stage-frequency data

    Manly, Bryan F. J.

    Pages 86-100

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-010-6866-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stage-Structured Populations
Book Subtitle
Sampling, analysis and simulation
Authors
Series Title
Molecular Biology Intelligence Unit
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Bryan F. J. Manly
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0843-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0843-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6866-6
Series ISSN
1431-0414
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 187
Number of Illustrations and Tables
33 b/w illustrations
Topics