Aims and Fit of Module
To provide a theoretical basis for the understanding of population ecology.
To develop mathematical models to simulate and predict the behaviour of biological ecosystems involving
(i) a single species, (ii) several interacting species
A. Interpret the biological significance of the terms and parameters in a variety of population models of one species or several interacting species.
B. Analyse discrete-time and continuous-time dynamical models in order to predict future changes in an ecosystem.
C. Analyse how the behaviour of solutions of a model change as parameters are varied.
Method of teaching and learning
This module will be delivered by a combination of formal lectures and tutorials.