Quantitative Ecology and Evolutionary Biology: Integrating models with data

Paperback | May 27, 2016

byOtso Ovaskainen, Henrik Johan de Knegt, Maria del Mar Delgado

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This novel, interdisciplinary text achieves an integration of empirical data and theory with the aid of mathematical models and statistical methods. The emphasis throughout is on spatial ecology and evolution, especially on the interplay between environmental heterogeneity and biologicalprocesses. The book provides a coherent theme by interlinking the modelling approaches used for different subfields of spatial ecology: movement ecology, population ecology, community ecology, and genetics and evolutionary ecology (each being represented by a separate chapter). Each chapter startsby describing the concept of each modelling approach in its biological context, goes on to present the relevant mathematical models and statistical methods, and ends with a discussion of the benefits and limitations of each approach. The concepts and techniques discussed throughout the book areillustrated throughout with the help of empirical examples.This is an advanced text suitable for any biologist interested in the integration of empirical data and theory in spatial ecology/evolution through the use of quantitative/statistical methods and mathematical models. The book will also be of relevance and use as a textbook for graduate-level coursesin spatial ecology, ecological modelling, theoretical ecology, and statistical ecology.

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This novel, interdisciplinary text achieves an integration of empirical data and theory with the aid of mathematical models and statistical methods. The emphasis throughout is on spatial ecology and evolution, especially on the interplay between environmental heterogeneity and biologicalprocesses. The book provides a coherent theme by ...

Otso Ovaskainen obtained his PhD in mathematics in 1998 at the Helsinki University of Technology. To combine his mathematical training with his interest in ecology, he did his postdoctoral training with Professor Ilkka Hanski in Helsinki University and with Professor Bryan Grenfell in Cambridge University. He became a research fellow f...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:May 27, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198714874

ISBN - 13:9780198714873

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Table of Contents

1. Approaches to ecological modelling2. Movement ecology3. Population ecology4. Community ecology5. Genetics and evolutionary ecologyAppendix A: Mathematical methodsAppendix B: Statistical methods