Structured-Population Models in Marine, Terrestrial, and Freshwater Systems

  • Shripad Tuljapurkar
  • Hal Caswell

Part of the Population and Community Biology Series book series (PCBS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theory and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hal Caswell, Roger M. Nisbet, André M. de Roos, Shripad Tuljapurkar
      Pages 3-17
    3. Hal Caswell
      Pages 19-58
    4. Shripad Tuljapurkar
      Pages 59-87
  3. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Steven Hecht Orzack
      Pages 273-302
    3. Robert A. Desharnais
      Pages 303-328
    4. Jochen Kumm, Sido D. Mylius, Daniel Promislow
      Pages 329-353
    5. Oscar E. Gaggiotti, Carol E. Lee, Glenda M. Wardle
      Pages 355-369
    6. Eileen E. Hofmann
      Pages 409-432
    7. Bruce C. Monger, Janet M. Fischer, Brian A. Grantham, Vicki Medland, Bing Cai, Kevin Higgins
      Pages 433-450
    8. C. S. Nations, M. S. Boyce
      Pages 451-469
    9. Philip Dixon, Nancy Friday, Put Ang, Selina Heppell, Mrigesh Kshatriya
      Pages 471-513

About this book

Introduction

In the summer of 1993, twenty-six graduate and postdoctoral stu­ dents and fourteen lecturers converged on Cornell University for a summer school devoted to structured-population models. This school was one of a series to address concepts cutting across the traditional boundaries separating terrestrial, marine, and freshwa­ ter ecology. Earlier schools resulted in the books Patch Dynamics (S. A. Levin, T. M. Powell & J. H. Steele, eds., Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1993) and Ecological Time Series (T. M. Powell & J. H. Steele, eds., Chapman and Hall, New York, 1995); a book on food webs is in preparation. Models of population structure (differences among individuals due to age, size, developmental stage, spatial location, or genotype) have an important place in studies of all three kinds of ecosystem. In choosing the participants and lecturers for the school, we se­ lected for diversity-biologists who knew some mathematics and mathematicians who knew some biology, field biologists sobered by encounters with messy data and theoreticians intoxicated by the elegance of the underlying mathematics, people concerned with long-term evolutionary problems and people concerned with the acute crises of conservation biology. For four weeks, these perspec­ tives swirled in discussions that started in the lecture hall and carried on into the sweltering Ithaca night. Diversity mayor may not increase stability, but it surely makes things interesting.

Keywords

Conservation biology Evolution Fische biology ecosystem genetics population structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Shripad Tuljapurkar
    • 1
  • Hal Caswell
    • 2
  1. 1.Mountain View ResearchLos AltosUSA
  2. 2.Biology DepartmentWoods Hole Oceanographic InstitutionWoods HoleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-5973-3
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-412-07271-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-5973-3
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