**Proceedings of Symposia in Applied Mathematics**

Volume: 30;
1984;
101 pp;
Softcover

MSC: Primary 92;

Print ISBN: 978-0-8218-0083-6

Product Code: PSAPM/30

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**Electronic ISBN: 978-0-8218-9245-9
Product Code: PSAPM/30.E**

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# Population Biology

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*Simon A. Levin*

The lecture notes contained in this volume were presented at the AMS
Short Course on Population Biology, held August 6–7, 1983, in Albany, New
York in conjunction with the summer meeting of the American Mathematical
Society. These notes will acquaint the reader with the mathematical ideas
that pervade almost every level of thinking in population biology and provide
an introduction to the many applications of mathematics in the field. Research
mathematicians, college teachers of mathematics, and graduate students all
should find this book of interest.

Population biology is probably the oldest area in mathematical
biology, but remains a constant source of new mathematical problems
and the area of biology best integrated with mathematical theory.
The need for mathematical approaches has never been greater, as
evolutionary theory is challenged by new interpretations of the paleontological
record and new discoveries at the molecular level, as world resources
for feeding populations become limiting, as the problems of pollution
increase, and as both animal and plant epidemiological problems receive
closer scrutiny.

A background of advanced calculus, introduction to ordinary and
partial differential equations, and linear algebra will make the
book accessible. All of the papers included have high research value.
A list of the contents follows.

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# Table of Contents

## Population Biology

- Contents vii8 free
- Preface ix10 free
- Mathematical population biology 112 free
- Population dynamics and demography 920
- Some mathematical problems in population genetics 1930
- Evolution: game theory and economics 3748
- Optimal control and principles in population management 6374
- Graph theory, homology and food webs 8394