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Population biology


Population biology is a study of populations of organisms, especially the regulation of population size, life history traits, and extinction.


A good introduction to mathematical models in this field is:

  • Horst R. Thieme, Mathematics in Population Biology, Princeton Series in Theoretical and Computational Biology, Princeton U. Press, Princeton, 2003.

Easy and comprehensive on population dynamics, diseases, genetics, evolution, species dispersal, molecular and cell biology, pattern formation:

  • Nicholas F. Britton, Essential Mathematical Biology, Springer Undergraduate Mathematics series, Springer 2005.

See also Mathematical biology, Quantitative ecology, Population.

category: ecology, methodology