EEB 466 - Mathematical Ecology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Department: LSA Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Advisory Prerequisites:
MATH 217, 417, or 419; MATH 256, 286, or 316; and MATH 450 or 451.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Why do some diseases become pandemic? Why do certain species introductions result in widespread invasions? Why do some populations grow while others decline and still others cycle rhythmically? How are all of these phenomena influenced by climate change? These and many other fundamental questions in the science of ecology are intrinsically quantitative and concern highly complex systems. To answer then, ecologists formulate and study mathematical models.

This course is intended to provide an overview of the principal ecological models and the mathematical techniques available for their analysis. Emphasis is placed on model formulation and techniques of analysis. Although the focus is on ecological dynamics, the methods we discuss are readily applicable across the sciences. The course presumes mathematical maturity at the level of advanced calculus with prior exposure to ordinary differential equations, linear algebra, and probability.

Textbook: Elements of Mathematical Ecology, Mark Kot. Cambridge University Press, 2001.

EEB 466 - Mathematical Ecology
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001 (LEC)
F 2:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0521001501
Elements of mathematical ecology, Author: Mark Kot, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press Repr. with 2003
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