7.440 An Introduction to Mathematical Ecology


Class Info

Covers the basic models of population growth, demography, population interaction (competition, predation, mutualism), food webs, harvesting, and infectious disease, and the mathematical tools required for their analysis. Because these tools are also basic to the analysis of models in biochemistry, physiology, and behavior, subject also broadly relevant to students whose interests are not limited to ecological problems.

This class has 18.01, and 7.30B as prerequisites.

7.440 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by H. Caswell (WHOI) and M. Neubert.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 54-827.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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