Mathematical Modeling in Biology: A Research Methods Approach

Henson, Shandelle M., Hayward, James L.

  • 出版商: CRC
  • 出版日期: 2023-01-30
  • 售價: $8,570
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$8,142
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 316
  • 裝訂: Hardcover - also called cloth, retail trade, or trade
  • ISBN: 103220821X
  • ISBN-13: 9781032208213
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Mathematical Modeling in Biology: A Research Methods Approach is a textbook written primarily for advanced mathematics and science undergraduate students and graduate-level biology students. Although the applications center on ecology, the expertise of the authors, the methodology can be imported to any other science, including social science and economics. The aim of the book, beyond being a useful aid to teaching and learning the core modeling skills needed for mathematical biology, is to encourage students to think deeply and clearly about the meaning of mathematics in science and to learn significant research methods. Most importantly, it is hoped that students will experience some of the excitement of doing research.


  • Minimal pre-requisites beyond a solid background in calculus, such as a calculus I course.
  • Suitable for upper division mathematics and sciences students and graduate-level biology students.
  • Provides sample MATLAB codes and instruction in Appendices along with datasets available on https: //



- 除了扎實的微積分背景(如微積分I課程)外,無需其他先備知識。
- 適合高年級數學和科學學生以及研究生生物學專業學生。
- 提供附錄中的示例MATLAB代碼和指導,以及在上提供的數據集。


Shandelle M. Henson is Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Ecology at Andrews University, Michigan, USA. She uses dynamical systems theory and bifurcation theory to study nonlinear population dynamics and the effects of climate change on marine organisms. Shandelle earned a Ph.D. in mathematics at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and did several years of postdoctoral work at the University of Arizona. She serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Natural Resource Modeling and is a coauthor of the book Chaos in Ecology: Experimental Nonlinear Dynamics (Academic Press 2003) which documented chaotic dynamics in laboratory populations of insects.

James L. Hayward is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Andrews University, Michigan, USA. He earned a Ph.D. in zoology from Washington State University, and he has studied the behaviors and population dynamics of marine birds and mammals in the Pacific Northwest of North America since he began graduate studies in 1972. In addition, Jim has studied the behavior of marine iguanas and flightless cormorants on the remote and uninhabited island of Fernandina, the westernmost island in the Galapagos. He also is a recognized expert in the fossilization of eggshell in birds and dinosaurs.

Shandelle and Jim, a wife-husband research team, are widely published in both the technical and popular literature, and both have won awards for their teaching. They have applied mathematical methods to the behavioral dynamics of seabirds at Protection Island National Wildlife Refuge in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington, USA since 2002. They reside in Niles, Michigan, USA and they have a daughter, son-in-law, and four grandsons. They enjoy hiking, geology, art, music, and literature.


Shandelle M. Henson是美國密歇根州安德魯斯大學的數學和生態學教授。她使用動力系統理論和分歧理論研究非線性人口動態和氣候變化對海洋生物的影響。Shandelle在田納西大學諾克斯維爾分校獲得數學博士學位,並在亞利桑那大學進行了幾年的博士後研究。她擔任《自然資源建模》雜誌的主編,並是《生態混沌:實驗非線性動力學》(學術出版社,2003年)一書的合著者,該書記錄了昆蟲實驗室族群中的混沌動態。

James L. Hayward是美國密歇根州安德魯斯大學的生物學名譽教授。他在華盛頓州立大學獲得動物學博士學位,自1972年開始研究北美太平洋西北地區海洋鳥類和哺乳動物的行為和人口動態。此外,Jim還研究了加拉帕戈斯群島最西端的偏遠無人島費爾南迪納上的海龍蜥和無翼鸕鷀的行為。他還是鳥類和恐龍蛋殼化石的認可專家。