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An Introduction to Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution: Time and Space (2nd rev.ed.)

Gillman, Mike (2009). An Introduction to Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution: Time and Space (2nd rev.ed.). Ecological Methods & Concepts. Chichester: John Wiley and Sons Ltd..

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Students often find it difficult to grasp fundamental ecological and evolutionary concepts because of their inherently mathematical nature. Likewise, the application of ecological and evolutionary theory often requires a high degree of mathematical competence. This book is a first step to addressing these difficulties, providing a broad introduction to the key methods and underlying concepts of mathematical models in ecology and evolution. The book is intended to serve the needs of undergraduate and postgraduate ecology and evolution students who need to access the mathematical and statistical modeling literature essential to their subjects. The book assumes minimal mathematics and statistics knowledge whilst covering a wide variety of methods, many of which are at the fore-front of ecological and evolutionary research. The book also highlights the applications of modeling to practical problems such as sustainable harvesting and biological control. It is written clearly and succinctly, requiring minimal in-depth knowledge of mathematics. It introduces students to the use of computer models in both fields of ecology and evolutionary biology. It is suitable for senior undergraduate students and beginning postgraduates in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Item Type: Book
Copyright Holders: Not known
ISBN: 1-4051-9489-8, 978-1-4051-9489-1
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 24657
Depositing User: Michael Gillman
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 15:42
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2016 10:49
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