The Geometry of Ecological Interactions

Simplifying Spatial Complexity

The Geometry of Ecological Interactions

The field of theoretical ecology has expanded dramatically in the past few years, while some of the most interesting work has been done using spatial models with stochasticity. This timely volume brings together the work of leading researchers working with this model and explores its role in the study of ecosystem dynamics. With its mathematically rigorous treatments, applications to real ecological problems, and proposals for extending the use of such modeling techniques in the future, this resource will be of great interest to all researchers in theoretical ecology, mathematical biology, and ecosystems analysis.


 Reviews:

"A striking outlier in the edited volume literature. From a technical point of view, it is a tour de force and easily the best-edited volume I have ever read, reviewed, or taught from. There are two dozen chapters on every topic imaginable, and they flow together in a seamless and even stately manner that is altogether absent in most edited volumes in the ecological literature...possessed of rhetorical, literary, and artistic qualities that are sadly (and self-destructively) neglected in modern scientific communication--especially edited volumes." Ecology

"The Geometry of Ecological Interactions: Simplifying Spatial Compexity consistently tries to explain where and why the mean-field approximation breaks down...In addition to helping to bridge the gap between theory and how to apply it, this book will be a good reference for the library of graduate students and researchers who work in this ecotone between theory and applicability." Natural Areas Journal

"[P]rovides an excellent snapshot of these new mathematical and theoretical frontiers for modeling spatial ecological interactions...With its mathematically rigorous treatments, applications to real ecological problems, and proposals for extending the use of such modeling techniques in the future, this resource will be of great interest to all researchers in theoretical ecology, mathematical biology, and ecological modeling..." Ecological Engineering

No references available.