Quantitative Analysis of Movement: Measuring and Modeling Population Redistribution in Animals and Plants

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This work is intended for graduate students and researchers interested in spatial ecology, including applications to conservation, pest control and fisheries. The methodological approaches discussed should be useful to ecologists working with all taxonomic groups, and the mathematics has been kept to an acceptable level for the empirical ecologist. The author has selected case studies from a variety of organisms - plants (seed dispersal, spatial spread of clonal plants), insects and vertebrates (fish, birds and mammals).

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Peter Turchin was trained as a theoretical biologist, but during the last fifteen years he has been working in the field of historical social science that he and his colleagues call Cliodynamics. His research interests lie at the intersection of sociocultural evolution, historical macrosociology, economic history and cliometrics, mathematical modeling of long-term social processes, and the construction and analysis of historical databases. More specifically, he investigates two broad and interrelated questions: what general mechanisms explain the collapse of historical empires? And how did large-scale states and empires evolve in the first place? What are the social forces that hold together huge human conglomerates, and under what conditions they fail? Turchin uses the theoretical framework of cultural multilevel selection to address these questions. Currently his main research effort is directed at coordinating SESHAT—a massive historical database of cultural evolution that will be used in empirical tests of theoretical predictions coming from various social evolution theories. Turchin has published c.200 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including >10 in Nature, Science, and PNAS. His publications are frequently cited and in 2004 he was desginated as “Highly cited researcher” by ISIHighlyCited.com. Turchin has authored five books. The most recent include Secular Cycles (with Sergey Nefedov, Princeton, 2009), War and Peace and War (Plume, 2005), and Historical Dynamics: Why States Rise and Fall (Princeton, 2003).

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