Mathematical models of hostparasite population dynamics

Insect Population Mathematicals Models

These examples of parasites and herbivorous insects in quasi-natural ecosystems have led to useful questions and suggestions, but they have also indicated how difficult it is to understand fully what is going on. One way forward is to apply mathematical modelling. I start by outlining briefly a model which has substantially advanced our understanding of the relationship between animals and their parasites Box 8.3 . This can Box 8.3. Simple models of the population biology of parasites and...