Complex Population Dynamics: Nonlinear Modeling In Ecology, Epidemiology And Genetics
Nonlinear Modeling in Ecology, Epidemiology and Genetics
Blasius Bernd, Kurths Juergen, Stone Lewi
This collection of review articles is devoted to the modeling of ecological, epidemiological and evolutionary systems. Theoretical mathematical models are perhaps one of the most powerful approaches available for increasing our understanding of the complex population dynamics in these natural systems. Exciting new techniques are currently being developed to meet this challenge, such as generalized or structural modeling, adaptive dynamics or multiplicative processes. Many of these new techniques stem from the field of nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory, where even the simplest mathematical rule can generate a rich variety of dynamical behaviors that bear a strong analogy to biological populations.