Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 February 2010

352 Pages | 70 line illus.

7 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199571147

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Modeling Evolution

An Introduction to Numerical Methods

Derek A. Roff

  • Discusses how to develop, solve, and interpret computer models numerically, focusing on the "nuts and bolts" of modeling (principally from an evolutionary perspective)
  • Incorporates a range of ecological and behavioural examples
  • A common chapter plan promotes clarity and facilitates student tuition
  • Emphasizes question formulation in evolutionary biology as well as subsequent implementation using computer code
  • Presents the detailed methodology by which code is written with explicit examples (and coding) provided in R and MATLAB (a companion website hosts the R and MATLAB coding in a form that can be downloaded and run)