Recurrence as a Basis for the Assessment of Predictability of the Irregular Population Dynamics

  • Alexander B. Medvinsky
Part of the STEAM-H: Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Mathematics & Health book series (STEAM)


I give a brief overview of a number of methods that are aimed to assess predictability of population dynamics. Besides, a few examples of using the methods based on the recurrence nature of fluctuations of the population size in order to evaluate numerically the horizon of predictability time series resulted from both field observations and mathematical modeling of population dynamics are given in this paper.


Predictability Population dynamics 



The author is deeply grateful to anonymous reviewers. This work was partly supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (grant # 17-04-00048).


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  • Alexander B. Medvinsky
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  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical and Experimental BiophysicsPushchinoRussia

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