Contents

Preface page ix

Permissions xiii

1 Four examples and a metaphor 1

2 Topics from ordinary and partial differential equations 20

3 Probability and some statistics 80

4 The evolutionary ecology of parasitoids 133

5 The population biology of disease 168

6 An introduction to some of the problems of sustainable fisheries 210

7 The basics of stochastic population dynamics 248

8 Applications of stochastic population dynamics to ecology, evolution, and biodemography 285

References 323

Index 369

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