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Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics #14: Diffusion and Ecological Problems: Modern Perspectives

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This substantially expanded and updated version of the classic 1980 book by the late Akira Okubo traces the developments that have flowed from the original work, building on detailed notes he left for revision. The first edition was a comprehensive treatment of the use of diffusion models in ecology that integrated rigorous mathematical theory and substantive applications. Enormous in scope, covering a wide variety of topics and including models of spread, critical patch size, and grouping, it has remained one of the most popular books in mathematical biology and has stimulated extensive research in the two decades since its publication. In this volume, friends and disciples of Okubo incorporate a wide range of results from their own fields that build upon the framework he first established.

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Surveying a wide variety of mathematical models of diffusion in the ecological context, this book is written with the primary intent of providing scientists, particularly physicists but also biologists, with some background of the mathematics and physics of diffusion and how they can be applied to ecological problems. Equally, this is a specialized text book for graduates interested in mathematical ecology — assuming no more than a basic knowledge of probability and differential equations. Each chapter in this new edition has been substantially updated by appopriate leading researchers in the field and contains much new material covering recent developments.

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This book surveys a wide variety of mathematical models of diffusion in the ecological context. It is written with the primary intent of providing scientists, particularly physicists but also biologists, with some background in the mathematics and physics of diffusion, and shows how they can be applied to ecological problems. The secondary intent is to provide a specialized textbook for graduate students who are interested in mathematical ecology. The reader is assumed to have a basic knowledge of probability and differential equations. Each chapter in this new edition has been substantially updated by appropriate leading researchers in the field, and contains much new material covering developments in the field in the last 20 years.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: The Mathematics of Ecological Diffusion * 2 The Basics of Diffusion * 3 Passive Diffusion in Ecosystems * 4 Diffusion of "Smell" and "Taste": Chemical Communication * 5 Mathematical Treatment of Biological Diffusion * 6 Some Examples of Animal Diffusion * 7 The Dynamics of Animal Grouping * 8 Animal Movements in Home Range * 9 Patchy Distribution and Diffusion * 10 Population Dynamics in Temporal and Spatial Domains * References * Author Index * Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441931511
Author:
Okubo, Akira
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Levin, Smon A.
Location:
New York, NY
Subject:
Biomathematics
Subject:
Biophysics
Subject:
Diffusion models
Subject:
Ecology
Subject:
Mathematical and Computational Biology
Subject:
Theoretical Ecology/Statistics
Subject:
Biophysics and Biological Physics
Subject:
Developmental Biology
Subject:
Developmental Biology This book is written with the primary intent of providing scientists, particularly physicists but also biologists, with some background of the mathematics and physics of diffusion, and how they can be applied to ecological problems.
Subject:
Mathematics-Applied
Subject:
Applied
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
B
Subject:
mathematics and statistics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2001
Series:
Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
20101206
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 736 gr

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"Synopsis" by , Surveying a wide variety of mathematical models of diffusion in the ecological context, this book is written with the primary intent of providing scientists, particularly physicists but also biologists, with some background of the mathematics and physics of diffusion and how they can be applied to ecological problems. Equally, this is a specialized text book for graduates interested in mathematical ecology — assuming no more than a basic knowledge of probability and differential equations. Each chapter in this new edition has been substantially updated by appopriate leading researchers in the field and contains much new material covering recent developments.
"Synopsis" by , This book surveys a wide variety of mathematical models of diffusion in the ecological context. It is written with the primary intent of providing scientists, particularly physicists but also biologists, with some background in the mathematics and physics of diffusion, and shows how they can be applied to ecological problems. The secondary intent is to provide a specialized textbook for graduate students who are interested in mathematical ecology. The reader is assumed to have a basic knowledge of probability and differential equations. Each chapter in this new edition has been substantially updated by appropriate leading researchers in the field, and contains much new material covering developments in the field in the last 20 years.
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