Mathematical models in applied ecology

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Since the 1950s there has been a growing interest in mathematical models as guides to harvesting fish and game or controlling pests and vector borne disease. So far there are few indications that we can use such models in day-to-day ecological management, but experience confirms that they have a powerful role to play in developing management strategies and in the formulation of policy.

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Conway, G. Mathematical models in applied ecology. Nature 269, 291–297 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1038/269291a0

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