Stationary distribution of population size in Tribolium

Craig Steven Peters, Marc Mangel, R. F. Costantino

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We propose the use of a stationary probability distribution for the analysis of data on population size. Predicting this long term population property from short term individual events is accomplished by the use of the asymptotic theory of stochastic processes. A WKB approximation to the stationary density is obtained and then applied to observations on the flour beetle Tribolium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-638
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of Mathematical Biology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • Immunology
  • General Mathematics
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Environmental Science
  • Pharmacology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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