Population biology (Rev #3)

**Population biology** is a study of populations of organisms, especially the regulation of population size, life history traits, and extinction.

A good introduction to mathematical models in this field is:

- Horst R. Thieme,
*Mathematics in Population Biology*, Princeton Series in Theoretical and Computational Biology, Princeton U. Press, Princeton, 2003.

Easy and comprehensive on population dynamics, diseases, genetics, evolution, species dispersal, molecular and cell biology, pattern formation:

- Nicholas F. Britton ,
*Essential Mathematical Biology*, Springer Undergraduate Mathematics series, Springer 2005.

See also Quantitative ecology, Population.

category: ecology, methodology