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Discrete Analysis (Matrix Models)

  1. Gordon A Fox

Published Online: 30 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003308



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Fox, G. A. 2008. Discrete Analysis (Matrix Models). eLS. .

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  1. University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2008


Increasingly applied in conservation and invasion biology, as well as human demography, matrix models are used to estimate rates of population growth and identify demographic rates that strongly affect population growth.


  • population growth;
  • structured populations;
  • conservation;
  • sensitivity and elasticity;
  • eigenvalues