Theoretical ecology and models

Theoretical ecology and models

Section edited by Sandrine Pavoine

 This section considers studies in the mathematical modeling of ecological processes and theories.

  1. Research article

    Application of fundamental equations to species−area theory

    Species−area relationship (SAR), endemics-area relationship (EAR) and overlap-area relationship (OAR) are three important concepts in biodiversity study. The application of fundamental equations linking the SA...

    Xubin Pan

    BMC Ecology 2016 16:42

    Published on: 7 October 2016

  2. Research article

    How do climate-linked sex ratios and dispersal limit range boundaries?

    Geographic ranges of ectotherms such as reptiles may be determined strongly by abiotic factors owing to causal links between ambient temperature, juvenile survival and individual sex (male or female). Unfortun...

    Maria Boyle, Lisa E Schwanz, Jim Hone and Arthur Georges

    BMC Ecology 2014 14:19

    Published on: 10 July 2014

  3. Research article

    Objective sampling design in a highly heterogeneous landscape - characterizing environmental determinants of malaria vector distribution in French Guiana, in the Amazonian region

    Sampling design is a key issue when establishing species inventories and characterizing habitats within highly heterogeneous landscapes. Sampling efforts in such environments may be constrained and many field ...

    Emmanuel Roux, Pascal Gaborit, Christine A Romaña, Romain Girod, Nadine Dessay and Isabelle Dusfour

    BMC Ecology 2013 13:45

    Published on: 1 December 2013

  4. Research article

    Ecological Niche Modelling of the Bacillus anthracis A1.a sub-lineage in Kazakhstan

    Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax, is a globally distributed zoonotic pathogen that continues to be a veterinary and human health problem in Central Asia. We used a database of anthrax outbreak l...

    Jocelyn Mullins, Larissa Lukhnova, Alim Aikimbayev, Yerlan Pazilov, Matthew Van Ert and Jason K Blackburn

    BMC Ecology 2011 11:32

    Published on: 12 December 2011

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