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A Course in Mathematical and Statistical Ecology


Part of the Theory and Decision Library book series (TDLB, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Anil Gore, Sharayu Paranjpe
    Pages 1-7
  3. Anil Gore, Sharayu Paranjpe
    Pages 9-61
  4. Anil Gore, Sharayu Paranjpe
    Pages 63-93
  5. Anil Gore, Sharayu Paranjpe
    Pages 95-152
  6. Anil Gore, Sharayu Paranjpe
    Pages 153-184
  7. Anil Gore, Sharayu Paranjpe
    Pages 185-209
  8. Anil Gore, Sharayu Paranjpe
    Pages 211-265
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 266-288

About this book


As the world enters the new millennium, mankind faces a series ofnew prob­ lems, many of them created by man himself. These include overpopulation, air and water pollution, global warming, accumulation of greenhouse gases, darnage to the ozone layer and loss of biodiversity. Perhaps these problems were around even earlier in an incipient stage, but they have now assumed global proportions and are uppermost in the minds of all. A natural con­ sequence is enhanced interest in sciences connected with these problems. Ecology is a field that is immensely useful in understanding many of them. In the seventies, nature conservation became a concern of wide sections of society, well beyond the small group of expert ecologists. Species extinc­ tion and depletion of biological resources were seen as major threats to human welfare. It was therefore natural for scientists from different disci­ plines to seek reasons behind these developments. We were no exceptions and when opportunity to interact with ecologists as statistreal consultants came, we found ourselves reading more and more of ecology and evolution­ ary biology. Several years ago we proposed starting of an elective one semester course on statistical ecology for graduate students of statistics of Pune University.


behavior biodiversity biological biology dynamics ecology mathematics plant population population dynamics statistics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of StatisticsUniversity of PunePuneIndia

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