Book Search:  

 

 
Google full text of our books:

Dynamic Modeling in Behavioral Ecology
Marc Mangel and Colin Whitcomb Clark

Paperback | 1989 | $78.50 / £55.00 | ISBN: 9780691085067
320 pp.
| SHOPPING CART

Google full text of this book:
 

This book describes a powerful and flexible technique for the modeling of behavior, based on evolutionary principles. The technique employs stochastic dynamic programming and permits the analysis of behavioral adaptations wherein organisms respond to changes in their environment and in their own current physiological state. Models can be constructed to reflect sequential decisions concerned simultaneously with foraging, reproduction, predator avoidance, and other activities.

The authors show how to construct and use dynamic behavioral models. Part I covers the mathematical background and computer programming, and then uses a paradigm of foraging under risk of predation to exemplify the general modeling technique. Part II consists of five "applied" chapters illustrating the scope of the dynamic modeling approach. They treat hunting behavior in lions, reproduction in insects, migrations of aquatic organisms, clutch size and parental care in birds, and movement of spiders and raptors. Advanced topics, including the study of dynamic evolutionarily stable strategies, are discussed in Part III.

Series:

Subject Areas:

VISIT OUR MATH WEBSITE

Shopping Cart:

  • For hardcover/paperback orders:

    For hardcover/paperback orders in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, and Australia

    Paperback: $78.50 ISBN: 9780691085067

    For hardcover/paperback orders in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and India, and Pakistan

    Paperback: £55.00 ISBN: 9780691085067

    Add to shopping cart

    Prices subject to change without notice

    File created: 11/10/2014

Questions and comments to: webmaster@press.princeton.edu
Princeton University Press

New Book E-mails
New In Print
PUP Blog
Videos/Audios
Princeton APPS
Sample Chapters
Subjects
Series
Catalogs
Princeton Legacy Library
Textbooks
Media/Reviewers
Class Use
Rights/Permissions
Ordering
Recent Awards
Princeton Shorts
Freshman Reading
PUP Europe
About Us
Contact Us
Links
F.A.Q.
MATH SITE
PUP Home


Bookmark and Share
Send me emails
about new books in:
Biological Sciences
Mathematics
More Choices