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Topical Collection "Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology"
A topical collection in Mathematics (ISSN 2227-7390). This collection belongs to the section "Mathematical Biology".Viewed by 8944
Interests: mathematical and theoretical ecology; spatiotemporal models of population dynamics; predator–prey interactions; models of animal movements; biological control; demogenetic models
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Topical Collection Information
Mathematics provides the most compact way of formulating theoretical knowledge and hypotheses, and ecological theory is not an exception. General laws of ecosystems’ functioning are formulated as theoretical models. Modern “Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology” began with seminal works of A. J. Lotka, V. Volterra, R. A. Fisher, V. A. Kostitzin, G. F. Gause and of other authors who have developed classical models that became a starting point for further studying of natural ecosystems. Confronting models with empirical data is the only way to test theoretical hypotheses to understand whether the theory should be improved, modified or rejected. Highlighting contradictions between natural observations and properties of mathematical models greatly stimulated the development of predation theory, theory of harvesting, theory of biological control of pests and weeds, theory of spatiotemporal population dynamics, theory of animal movements, theory of collective animal behavior, theory of natural selection and evolution. However, many interesting and urgent fundamental problems of “Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology” still remain unsolved, awaiting novel mathematical models and original approaches to the modelling investigation.
The purpose of this Topical Collection is to select and publish original research articles, review papers, and perspective papers, presenting achievements in the theory and applications of mathematical models in various fields of Theoretical and Mathematical Ecology.
Prof. Dr. Yuri V. Tyutyunov
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