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

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Shripad Tuljapurkar, Hal Caswell
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 6, 2012 - Science - 656 pages
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.
 

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Contents

Matrix Methods for Population Analysis
18
Stochastic Matrix Models
59
DelayDifferential Equations for Structured
89
the Adult Stage
95
A Gentle Introduction to Physiologically
119
Nonlinear Matrix Equations and Population
205
The Relative Importance of LifeHistory
247
LifeHistory Evolution and Extinction 273
272
Stochastic Demography for Conservation Biology
451
90
468
Sensitivity Analysis of StructuredPopulation
471
103
509
Nonlinear Ergodic Theorems and Symmetric 515
514
Concluding Remarks
531
Inverse Problems and StructuredPopulation
555
Parametric Model Fitting
563

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297
Population Dynamics of Tribolium
303
Evolutionary Dynamics of Structured
329
The Effect of Overlapping Generations and
355
Dynamics of Populations with Density 371
370
Models for Marine Ecosystems
409
Frequency Response of a Simple FoodChain
433
Irritating Problems
569
615
614
About the Authors
623
Index
631
126
633
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