Bulletin of Mathematical Biology

, Volume 69, Issue 4, pp 1341–1354

A New Method for Calculating Net Reproductive Rate from Graph Reduction with Applications to the Control of Invasive Species

Authors

    • Centre for Mathematical Biology and Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Alberta
  • M. A. Lewis
    • Centre for Mathematical Biology and Department of Biological SciencesUniversity of Alberta
    • Centre for Mathematical Biology and Department of Mathematical and Statistical SciencesUniversity of Alberta
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11538-006-9162-0

Cite this article as:
de-Camino-Beck, T. & Lewis, M.A. Bull. Math. Biol. (2007) 69: 1341. doi:10.1007/s11538-006-9162-0

Abstract

Matrix models are widely used for demographic analysis of age and stage structured biological populations. Dynamic properties of the model can be summarized by the net reproductive rate R0. In this paper, we introduce a new method to calculate and analyze the net reproductive rate directly from the life cycle graph of the matrix. We show, with examples, how our method of analysis of R0 can be used in the design of strategies for controlling invasive species.

Keywords

Matrix modelsNet reproductive rateInvasionBiological control
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