A Biologists Guide to Mathematical Modeling in Ecology and Evolution
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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Jan 20, Cyanide Bunny rated it it was amazing. There is some pretty hairy mathematics in some of the later chapters and a couple of between chapter primers in probability theory and markov models is unlikely to be enough. Perhaps it would be better aimed at mathematicians or physicists wanting to know more about the theories of evolutionary biology. From that perspectiv despite what the cover notes say, I'm not sure how many biologists would be able to follow this book unless they had a solid grounding in calculus and differential equations.
From that perspective, i liked it a lot. Jun 03, Kevin rated it really liked it. This review is coming from an ecologist with one semester of college calculus. I think this book is aimed at upper level undergraduates and graduate students in the sciences, and can be a great reference for others. This book is a very comprehensive overview of all types of modelling.
It starts at the basic level and gets more advanced depending This review is coming from an ecologist with one semester of college calculus. It starts at the basic level and gets more advanced depending on what the chapter topic is about. It provides the depth necessary to understand certain topics, but much can be skipped if you're not that interested. This book could have been be published at half the length if need be, but the authors wanted to be comprehensive - which I found helpful. This is a great overview for anyone interested in population ecology and understanding the types of dynamics we see in nature.
Again, this book is a general overview of ecology and evolution, so if you are interested in a specific field I model infectious diseases , I would suggest also purchasing a book appropriate to your field of study. Apr 05, Jette Stuart rated it really liked it. This book can be a little long winded. I personally found it very challenging to read five pages let alone the fifty or so in one chapter. Be sure to use Dr.
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A good book for MM. Long, takes as long to digest. Worth it! Chad Brock rated it it was amazing Jul 22, Maren L rated it it was amazing Oct 22, David rated it liked it Sep 01, Seller Inventory WP Otto ; Troy Day. Publisher: Princeton University Press , This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.
View all copies of this ISBN edition:. Synopsis About this title Thirty years ago, biologists could get by with a rudimentary grasp of mathematics and modeling.
A Biologist's Guide to Mathematical Modelling in Ecology and Evolution
A how-to guide for developing new mathematical models in biology Provides step-by-step recipes for constructing and analyzing models Interesting biological applications Explores classical models in ecology and evolution Questions at the end of every chapter Primers cover important mathematical topics Exercises with answers Appendixes summarize useful rules Labs and advanced material available "synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
From the Back Cover : "A wonderfully pedagogical introduction to mathematical modeling in population biology: an ideal first course for biologists. Levin, Princeton University "This book is an amazing teaching resource for developing a comprehensive understanding of the methods and importance of biological modeling.
Phillips, University of Oregon "There is an increasing use of mathematics throughout the biological sciences, yet the training of most biologists still woefully lacks crucial mathematical tools. Holt, University of Florida "I am often asked by biologists to recommend a book on mathematical modeling, but I must tell them that there is no single good book that will guide them through the difficult first stages of learning to make models. Frank, author of Immunology and Evolution of Infectious Disease "This book provides a general introduction to mathematical modeling--in particular, to population modeling--in the biological sciences.
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