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AuthorOkubo, Akira. author
TitleDiffusion and Ecological Problems: Modern Perspectives [electronic resource] / by Akira Okubo, Simon A. Levin
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer New York : Imprint: Springer, 2001
Edition Second Edition
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Descript XX, 468 p. online resource


This substantially expanded and updated version of the classic 1980 book by the late Akira Okubo traces the developments that have flowed from the original work, building on detailed notes he left for revision. The first edition was a comprehensive treatment of the use of diffusion models in ecology that integrated rigorous mathematical theory and substantive applications. Enormous in scope, covering a wide variety of topics and including models of spread, critical patch size, and grouping, it has remained one of the most popular books in mathematical biology and has stimulated extensive research in the two decades since its publication. In this volume, friends and disciples of Okubo incorporate a wide range of results from their own fields that build upon the framework he first established


1. Introduction: The Mathematics of Ecological Diffusion -- 2. The Basics of Diffusion -- 3. Passive Diffusion in Ecosystems -- 4. Diffusion of โ{128}{156}Smellโ{128}{157} and โ{128}{156}Tasteโ{128}{157}: Chemical Communication -- 5. Mathematical Treatment of Biological Diffusion -- 6. Some Examples of Animal Diffusion -- 7. The Dynamics of Animal Grouping -- 8. Animal Movements in Home Range -- 9. Patchy Distribution and Diffusion -- 10. Population Dynamics in Temporal and Spatial Domains -- References -- Author Index

Physics Developmental biology Ecology Biomathematics Biophysics Biological physics Physics Biophysics and Biological Physics Mathematical and Computational Biology Theoretical Ecology/Statistics Developmental Biology


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