Nisbet, R.M. and Gurney, William and Murdoch, W.W. and McCauley, E. (1989) Structured population models : a tool for linking individual and population levels in ecology. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 37 (1-2). pp. 79-99. ISSN 0024-4066Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
We address the problem of relating information on the effects of a particular stress on individuals to possible effects at the population level. Structured population models aim to predict population dynamics from a careful specification of the dynamics of individuals; however, in spite of major mathematical advances, there are only a few cases where such models have made significant contributions to ecological understanding. This paper reports progress to date on a project in which we construct both individual and population models of Daphnia. We present a model of individual growth and development which has been tested against results from several laboratories on D. pulex. We propose a simple, stage-structured population model and give a preliminary report of some of its properties.
|Keywords:||Structured population model, population dynamics, Daphnia energy allocation, population cycles, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics|
|Subjects:||Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics|
|Department:||Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||26 Oct 2012 08:59|
|Last modified:||30 Apr 2016 00:18|