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Title Dispersal, individual movement and spatial ecology : a mathematical perspective / Mark A. Lewis, Philip K. Maini, Sergei V. Petrovskii, editors
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Lecture notes in mathematics ; 2071. Mathematical biosciences
Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag) ; 2071.
Lecture notes in mathematics (Springer-Verlag). Mathematical biosciences subseries.
Contents Individual Animal Movement. Stochastic Optimal Foraging Theory / Frederic Bartumeus, Ernesto P. Raposo, Gandhi M. Viswanathan, Marcos G.E. da Luz -- Lévy or Not? Analysing Positional Data from Animal Movement Paths / Michael J. Plank, Marie Auger-Méthé, Edward A. Codling -- Beyond Optimal Searching: Recent Developments in the Modelling of Animal Movement Patterns as Lévy Walks / Andy Reynolds -- From Individuals to Populations. The Mathematical Analysis of Biological Aggregation and Dispersal: Progress, Problems and Perspectives / Hans G. Othmer, Chuan Xue -- Hybrid Modelling of Individual Movement and Collective Behaviour / Benjamin Franz, Radek Erban -- From Individual Movement Rules to Population Level Patterns: The Case of Central-Place Foragers / Hsin-Hua Wei, Frithjof Lutscher -- Transport and Anisotropic Diffusion Models for Movement in Oriented Habitats / Thomas Hillen, Kevin J. Painter -- Incorporating Complex Foraging of Zooplankton in Models: Role of Micro- and Mesoscale Processes in Macroscale Patterns / Andrew Yu. Morozov -- Populations, Communities and Ecosystems. Life on the Move: Modeling the Effects of Climate-Driven Range Shifts with Integrodifference Equations / Ying Zhou, Mark Kot -- Control of Competitive Bioinvasion / Horst Malchow, Alex James, Richard Brown -- Destruction and Diversity: Effects of Habitat Loss on Ecological Communities / Nick F. Britton -- Emergence and Propagation of Patterns in Nonlocal Reaction-Diffusion Equations Arising in the Theory of Speciation / Vitaly Volpert, Vitali Vougalter -- Numerical Study of Pest Population Size at Various Diffusion Rates / Natalia Petrovskaya, Nina Embleton, Sergei V. Petrovskii
Summary Dispersal of plants and animals is one of the most fascinating subjects in ecology. It has long been recognized as an important factor affecting ecosystem dynamics. Dispersal is apparently a phenomenon of biological origin; however, because of its complexity, it cannot be studied comprehensively by biological methods alone. Deeper insights into dispersal properties and implications require interdisciplinary approaches involving biologists, ecologists and mathematicians. The purpose of this book is to provide a forum for researches with different backgrounds and expertise and to ensure further advances in the study of dispersal and spatial ecology. This book is unique in its attempt to give an overview of dispersal studies across different spatial scales, such as the scale of individual movement, the population scale and the scale of communities and ecosystems. It is written by top-level experts in the field of dispersal modeling and covers a wide range of problems ranging from the identification of Levy walks in animal movement to the implications of dispersal on an evolutionary timescale
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Subject Plants -- Dispersal -- Mathematics
Animals -- Dispersal -- Mathematics
Spatial ecology -- Mathematics
Engineering mathematics.
Mathematical models.
System theory.
Form Electronic book
Author Lewis, M. (Mark), 1962-
Maini, Philip K.
Petrovskii, Sergei V.
ISBN 9783642354977