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An introduction to R for dynamic models in biology
Last compile: February 6, 2015
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Stephen P. Ellner1 and John Guckenheimer2
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and
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Department of Mathematics
Cornell University, Ithaca NY 14853
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Decline in Coho salmon stocks on the Thomson River, BC (from Bradford & Irvine 2000)
Rate of decline on each stream is related to habitat variables
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Relationships between coral disease and sh diversity.
x axis = abundance of Chaetodontid butteryshes.
C
BIOEE/MATH 3620 Dynamic Models in Biology
2015 Spring Week 2
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Lecture assignments
Exercise 2.2 (5 pts)
This is another way to express the birth part of the Leslie model. The left-hand side n0 (t + 1) is
the number of newborns in year t + 1, which is calc
BIOEE/MATH 3620 Dynamic Models in Biology
2015 Spring Week 3
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Perturbation assignment (15 pts)
Various possible answers. Describe what you did, what you found, and what it means, in a page
or so of text and perhaps a gure or two. You can submit a group s
BIOEE/MATH 3620 Dynamic Models in Biology
2015 Spring Week 1
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Lecture Assignment
Exercise 1.1 (10 pts)
(a) To get full credit the citation needed to include the author(s), date, journal name, journal
volume and page range (2 points).
(b) A complete answe
BIOEE/MATH 3620, Dynamic Models in Biology
GOALS
Learn the basic
concepts underlying
the primary types of
dynamic models used
in biological research.
Learn the use of
modern computational
tools to implement and
analyze dynamic
models of biological
systems