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"Mathematical Ecology  I"
Schedule is as follows: Populations: Homogeneous population exponential, geometric growth and decay, Ageand stagestructured linear models : relaxing the assumption of population homogeneity, Nonlinear models of signal population the continuous time logistic model. Dynamics: Discrete logistic growth, oscillations, and chaos, Harvesting and the logistic model, Predators and their prey, Competition between two species, mutualism, and species invasions Multispecies community and food web models. References: 1.Differential Equations with Applications and Historical Notes by G.F. Simmons (Tata McGraw Hill Edition, 2003) 2. Mathematical Biology Volumes 1 and 2 by J.D. Murry (Springer, 3/e, 2002) 3. Mathematical Ecology by John Pastor (WileyBlackwell, 2008)

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