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Simulating spatially and physiologically structured populations

Gurney, W.S.C. and Speirs, D. and Wood, S.N. and Clarke, E.D. and Heath, M.R. (2001) Simulating spatially and physiologically structured populations. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70. pp. 881-894. ISSN 0021-8790

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Abstract

Population dynamics are frequently the product of a subtle interplay between development and dispersal in an inhomogeneous environment. Simulations of spatially inhomogeneous populations with physiologically distinguishable individuals are a known source of numerical difficulty. This paper reports a new and highly efficient algorithm for this problem, whose accuracy we demonstrate by comparison with conventional numerical solutions of one-dimensional problems. As an illustration, we construct a two (space)-dimensional model of a copepod (Calanus finmarchicus) in the NE Atlantic, and demonstrate that its predictions correspond closely with those of an equivalent Lagrangian ensemble.

Item type: Article
ID code: 4578
Keywords: population dynamics, biology, statistics, modelling science, Probabilities. Mathematical statistics, Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics, Animal Science and Zoology
Subjects: Science > Mathematics > Probabilities. Mathematical statistics
Science > Natural history > Biology
Department: Faculty of Science > Mathematics and Statistics
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    Depositing user: Strathprints Administrator
    Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 14:22
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/4578

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