Modeling Marine Invasions: Current and Future Approaches

  • Marjorie J. WonhamEmail author
  • Mark A. LewisEmail author
Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 204)

This chapter focuses on how dynamical mathematical modeling has been and could be useful in understanding marine biological invasions. Mathematical models have long been central to the development of general ecological and invasion theory (e.g., Case 1990; Hastings et al. 2005; Lewis and Kareiva 1993; Neubert and Parker 2004; Shigesada and Kawasaki 1997). Although the dynamics of marine systems can be challenging to observe and model (e.g., deYoung et al. 2004; Kinlan et al. 2005), mathematical models are nonetheless beginning to provide insights into invasion dynamics in marine systems.


Biological Invasion Propagule Pressure Grey Squirrel Future Approach Population Viability Analysis 
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  1. 1.Centre for Mathematical Biology, Department of Biological Sciences and Department of Mathematical & Statistical SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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