Dynamical Systems in Population Biology

  • Xiao-Qiang Zhao

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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    Pages 63-99
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 261-276

About this book


The conjoining of nonlinear dynamics and biology has brought about significant advances in both areas, with nonlinear dynamics providing a tool for understanding biological phenomena and biology stimulating developments in the theory of dynamical systems. This research monograph provides an introduction to the theory of nonautonomous semiflows with applications to population dynamics. It develops dynamical system approaches to various evolutionary equations such as difference, ordinary, functional, and partial differential equations, and pays more attention to periodic and almost periodic phenomena. The presentation includes persistence theory, monotone dynamics, periodic and almost periodic semiflows, traveling waves, and global analysis of typical models in population biology. Research mathematicians working with nonlinear dynamics, particularly those interested in applications to biology, will find this book useful. It may also be used as a textbook or as supplementary reading for a graduate special topics course on the theory and applications of dynamical systems.

Dr. Xiao-Qiang Zhao is a professor in applied mathematics at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. His main research interests involve applied dynamical systems, nonlinear differential equations, and mathematical biology. He is the author of more than 40 papers and his research has played an important role in the development of the theory of periodic and almost periodic semiflows and their applications.


Dynamical system biology evolution nonlinear dynamics partial differential equation population

Authors and affiliations

  • Xiao-Qiang Zhao
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  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and StatisticsMemorial University of NewfoundlandSt. John’sCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1815-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-21761-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1613-5237
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