An interdisciplinary approach to understanding nonlinear ecological dynamics

J. M. Cushing, Brian Dennis, Robert A. Desharnais, R. F. Costantino

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We describe a research program which covers a spectrum of activities essential to testing nonlinear population theory: from the translation of the biology into the formal language of mathematics, to the analysis of mathematical models, to the development and application of statistical techniques for the analysis of data, to the design and implementation of biological experiments. The statistical analyses, mathematics, and biology are thoroughly integrated. We review several aspects of our current research effort that demonstrate this integration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-119
Number of pages9
JournalEcological Modelling
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Dec 1 1996


  • Bifurcation
  • Chaos
  • Insects
  • Nonlinear dynamics
  • Stability
  • Statistical models

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecological Modeling


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