Students of evolutionary and behavioural ecology are often unfamiliar with mathematical techniques, though much of biology relies on mathematics. Evolutionary ideas are often complex, meaning that the logic of hypotheses proposed should not only be tested empirically but also mathematically. There are numerous different modelling tools used by ecologists, ranging from population genetic 'bookkeeping', to game theory and individual-based computer simulations. Due to the many different modelling options available, it is often difficult to know where to start. Hanna Kokko has designed this 2007 book to help with these decisions. Each method described is illustrated with one or two biologically interesting examples that have been chosen to help overcome fears of many biologists when faced with mathematical work, whilst also providing the programming code (Matlab) for each problem. Aimed primarily at students of evolutionary and behavioural ecology, this book will be of interest to any biologist interested in mathematical modelling.
Author: Hanna Kokko Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 06/28/2007 Pages: 244 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 0.86lbs Size: 8.87h x 6.15w x 0.48d ISBN: 9780521538565
About the Author Kokko, Hanna: - Hanna Kokko is a professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Science at the University of Helsinki.