# Some Mathematical Questions in Biology—Plant Biology

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*Louis J. Gross; Robert M. Miura*

Distinguishing itself among other books on mathematics in plant
biology, this book is unique in that it presents a broad overview of how plant
biologists are currently utilizing mathematics in their research, and the only
one to particularly emphasize plant ecology. Each article is unified by an
attempt to tie models at one level of organization to an understanding at other
levels. This approach strengthens the connections between theoretical
development and observable biology, facilitating the testing of new
predictions.

Intended for mathematicians, plant biologists and ecologists alike,
this book requires only a basic knowledge of differential equations,
linear algebra and mathematical modeling; a knowledge of plant
biology is helpful. Readers will gain a perspective on what types of
biological systems can benefit from mathematical treatment and an
appreciation of the current important problems in plant biology.