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Type: Thesis
Title: Understanding spatial variation in population dynamics : enter the virtual ecologist / Andrew J. Tyre.
Author: Tyre, Andrew J. (Andrew John)
Issue Date: 1999
School/Discipline: Dept. of Environmental Science and Management
Abstract: Spatially explicit models and computer intensive analysis were employed to explore how processes acting at the individual level scale up to population dynamics when processes are variable in space as well as the consequences of sampling spatially complex variability for drawing conclusions from limited ecological data. Dispersal and variation in marsupial mortality and development in relation to habitat selection and quality were studied, while evaluating spatially explicit models. The study of dynamics models of tick populations on sleepy lizards considered the effect of spatial and temporal variability, and demonstrated that counting ticks is a poor indicator of tick abundance. The "virtual ecologist" model is a useful method for linking the output of spatially explicit population models to reality, and will be a valuable approach for improving the design of ecological field research on spatially complex landscapes.
Dissertation Note: Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Adelaide, Dept. of Environmental Science and Management, 1999?
Subject: Spatial ecology Mathematical models.
Insect populations Mathematical models.
Animal populations Mathematical models.
Population biology Mathematical models.
Ecology Mathematical models.
Description: Bibliography: leaves 132-153.
viii, 153 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm.
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