Horst Malchow, Sergei V. Petrovskii, Ezio Venturino
December 26, 2007
by Chapman and Hall/CRC
Reference - 464 Pages - 17 Color & 140 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781584886747 - CAT# C6749
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC Mathematical and Computational Biology
The book first describes relevant phenomena in ecology and epidemiology, provides examples of pattern formation in natural systems, and summarizes existing modeling approaches. The authors then explore nonspatial models of population dynamics and epidemiology. They present the main scenarios of spatial and spatiotemporal pattern formation in deterministic models of population dynamics. The book also addresses the interaction between deterministic and stochastic processes in ecosystem and epidemic dynamics, discusses the corresponding modeling approaches, and examines how noise and stochasticity affect pattern formation.
Reviewing the significant progress made in understanding spatiotemporal patterning in ecological and epidemiological systems, this resource shows that mathematical modeling and numerical simulations are effective tools in the study of population ecology and epidemiology.
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