MATHEMATICS IN POPULATION BIOLOGY

Horst R. Thieme

Published by Princeton University Press, 2003
ISBN 10: 0691092907 / ISBN 13: 9780691092904
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543 page hardcover in an attractive illustrated binding, includes a lot of Figures, equations, and an Index. "The formulation, analysis, and re-evaluation of mathematical models in population biology has become a valuable source of insight to mathematicians and biologists alike. This book presents an overview and selected sample of these results and ideas, organized by biological theme rather than mathematical concept, with an emphasis on helping the reader develop appropriate modeling skills through use of well-chosen and varied examples.Each section concludes with exercises, some with solutions, and suggestions for further study. The level of mathematics is relatively modest; a 'toolbox' provides a summary of required results in differential equations, integration, and integral equations.The book provides an authoritative tour through an inspired ensemble of topics and is both an ideal introduction to the subject and reference for researchers." Excellent copy: spine square/VERY minor bumping at head/heel, covers have VERY minor rubbing/one small gouge in back board else the book is entirely as new with NO markings throughout. NOT an ex-library, NOT a book club, NOT a remainder. Near Fine to Fine, no dj issued. Bookseller Inventory #

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The formulation, analysis, and re-evaluation of mathematical models in population biology has become a valuable source of insight to mathematicians and biologists alike. This book presents an overview and selected sample of these results and ideas, organized by biological theme rather than mathematical concept, with an emphasis on helping the reader develop appropriate modeling skills through use of well-chosen and varied examples.


Part I starts with unstructured single species population models, particularly in the framework of continuous time models, then adding the most rudimentary stage structure with variable stage duration. The theme of stage structure in an age-dependent context is developed in Part II, covering demographic concepts, such as life expectation and variance of life length, and their dynamic consequences. In Part III, the author considers the dynamic interplay of host and parasite populations, i.e., the epidemics and endemics of infectious diseases. The theme of stage structure continues here in the analysis of different stages of infection and of age-structure that is instrumental in optimizing vaccination strategies.


Each section concludes with exercises, some with solutions, and suggestions for further study. The level of mathematics is relatively modest; a "toolbox" provides a summary of required results in differential equations, integration, and integral equations. In addition, a selection of Maple worksheets is provided.


The book provides an authoritative tour through a dazzling ensemble of topics and is both an ideal introduction to the subject and reference for researchers.

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"This is an inspiring book, which is carefully written in rich language. What I like in particular is the systematic use of submodels for behavioral processes on short time scales to derive model ingredients for population changes on longer time scales."--Odo Diekmann, University of Utrecht

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Title: MATHEMATICS IN POPULATION BIOLOGY
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine to Fine
Edition: 1st Edition

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