Applied Mathematical Ecology

  • Simon A. Levin
  • Thomas G. Hallam
  • Louis J. Gross

Part of the Biomathematics book series (BIOMATHEMATICS, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon A. Levin
      Pages 3-8
  3. Resource Management

  4. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Herbert W. Hethcote
      Pages 119-144
    3. Herbert W. Hethcote, Simon A. Levin
      Pages 193-211
    4. Herbert W. Hethcote
      Pages 212-234
    5. Wei-min Liu, Simon A. Levin
      Pages 235-252
    6. Carlos Castillo-Chavez
      Pages 253-262
    7. Robert M. May, Roy M. Anderson
      Pages 263-311
  5. Ecotoxicology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Thomas G. Hallam, Ray R. Lassiter, S. A. L. M. Kooijman
      Pages 352-382
  6. Demography and Population Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383
    2. John Impagliazzo
      Pages 408-427
    3. R. M. Nisbet, W. S. C. Gurney, J. A. J. Metz
      Pages 428-449
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 471-494

About this book


The Second Autumn Course on Mathematical Ecology was held at the Intern­ ational Centre for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy in November and December of 1986. During the four year period that had elapsed since the First Autumn Course on Mathematical Ecology, sufficient progress had been made in applied mathemat­ ical ecology to merit tilting the balance maintained between theoretical aspects and applications in the 1982 Course toward applications. The course format, while similar to that of the first Autumn Course on Mathematical Ecology, consequently focused upon applications of mathematical ecology. Current areas of application are almost as diverse as the spectrum covered by ecology. The topiys of this book reflect this diversity and were chosen because of perceived interest and utility to developing countries. Topical lectures began with foundational material mostly derived from Math­ ematical Ecology: An Introduction (a compilation of the lectures of the 1982 course published by Springer-Verlag in this series, Volume 17) and, when possible, progressed to the frontiers of research. In addition to the course lectures, workshops were arranged for small groups to supplement and enhance the learning experience. Other perspectives were provided through presentations by course participants and speakers at the associated Research Conference. Many of the research papers are in a companion volume, Mathematical Ecology: Proceedings Trieste 1986, published by World Scientific Press in 1988. This book is structured primarily by application area. Part II provides an introduction to mathematical and statistical applications in resource management.


AIDS HIV biology dynamics ecology ecotoxicology epidemiology immunodeficiency natural resources parasite population biology population dynamics toxicology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon A. Levin
    • 1
  • Thomas G. Hallam
    • 2
  • Louis J. Gross
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Ecology and Systematics and Environmental Research CenterCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mathematics and Graduate Program in EcologyUniversity of TennesseeKnoxvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64789-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61317-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-8821
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