Population Biology

Proceedings of the International Conference held at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, June 22–30, 1982

  • Herbert I. Freedman
  • Curtis Strobeck

Part of the Lecture Notes in Biomathematics book series (LNBM, volume 52)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Population Genetics

  3. Life History Strategies

  4. Population Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Nathan Keyfitz
      Pages 114-124
    3. Zvia Agur
      Pages 125-132
    4. S. P. Blythe, R. M. Nisbet, W. S. C. Gurney
      Pages 133-140
    5. C. Scott Findlay, Robert F. Rockwell, Fred Cooke
      Pages 146-153
  5. Competitive Systems

  6. Predator-Prey Systems

  7. Community Ecology

About these proceedings


This volume contains the Proceedings of the International Conference in Population Biology held at The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada from June 22 to June 30, 1982. The Conference was sponsored by The University of Alberta and The Canadian Applied Mathematics Society, and overlapped with the summer meeting of CAMS. The main objectives of this Conference were: to bring mathematicians and biologists together so that they may interact for their mutual benefit; to bring those researchers interested in modelling in ecology and those interested in modelling in genetics together; to bring in keynote speakers in the delineated areas; to have sessions of contributed papers; and to present the opportunity for researchers to conduct workshops. With the exception of the last one, the objec­ tives were carried out. In order to lend some focus to the Conference, the following themes were adopted: models of species growth, predator-prey, competition, mutualism, food webs, dispersion, age structure, stability, evolution of ecological parameters, evolution of behaviour, life history strategies, group and social selection, and evolution of genetic systems. There were speakers (invited and/or contributed papers) in each of these areas. Talks were given on Tuesday, June 22 to Friday, June 25 and on Monday, June 28 to Wednesday, June 30. On each day there were several talks by the principal speakers as well as contributed sessions. Altogether, there were ninety­ one papers given, of which twelve were by the principal speakers. There were one hundred and twenty-three registered participants from twelve different countries.


algebra biology biomass clustering dynamics ecology evolution genetics growth mammals mathematics microcosm population biology population genetics stability

Editors and affiliations

  • Herbert I. Freedman
    • 1
  • Curtis Strobeck
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of GeneticsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-12677-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-87893-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0341-633X
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