On the Dynamics and Control of the Age Structure of a Population

  • L. R. Ginzburg


The problem of time dynamics of the size of natural populations occupies one of the most important places in biological literature [1–9, 11]. Many investigators isolate varied mechanisms for regulating the size of natural populations, which operate at both the inter-population and intrapopulation levels. For many reasons, some of which will become clear below, the study of the dynamics of the overall number of a population without allowance for its age structure is hardly satisfactory. Besides being of purely ecological interest, problems of the dynamics of the age composition of a population have practical significance in connection with a number of applied problems of controlling the dynamics of natural and artificial populations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. R. Ginzburg
    • 1
  1. 1.LeningradRussia

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