Special Issue "Progress in Mathematical Ecology"
A special issue of Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: mathematical ecology; theoretical ecology; biological invasions; spatial ecology; movement ecology
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Mathematical ecology is an area of applied mathematics concerned with applications of mathematical concepts, tools and techniques, usually in the form of mathematical models, to problems arising in population dynamics, ecology and evolution. Mathematical modelling in ecology plays a very special role. Due to a very high complexity of ecological systems and the transient nature of the environment conditions, regular, replicated experimental studies are not always possible. Mathematical modelling creates a virtual laboratory where different hypotheses can be tested and different scenarios of ecological dynamics can be considered and studied in detail, as a complement (and sometimes even as a substitute) to empirical research. This Special Issue is designed to give a snapshot of the state of the art in mathematical ecology. Topics of interest are given by (in no particular order) biological invasions, biological control, ecological pattern formation, ecologically relevant multiscale models, food webs, individual movement and dispersal, eco-epidemiology, evolutionary ecology, agroecosystems, regime shifts and early warning signals, synchronization and chaos. The list of inclusive, rather than exclusive, and other relevant topics may be considered. We expect high quality papers containing new, unpublished results making new insight into problems of ecology and population dynamics.Prof. Dr. Sergei Petrovskii
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- Biological invasion
- Biological control
- Pattern formation
- Individual animal movement
- Food web
- Regime shift