Time Series, Ecological
Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
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Encyclopedia of Environmetrics
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Solow, A. R. 2013. Time Series, Ecological . Encyclopedia of Environmetrics. 6.
- Published Online: 15 JAN 2013
The most common situation in which time series data are the central object of ecological analysis is in population dynamics/population modeling. Let Xt be the size or density of a population in period t. A general deterministic model of the dynamics of this population is the first-order nonlinear difference equation: Xt = Xt−1F(Xt−1) where F is a nonnegative function.
- population dynamics;
- density dependence;
- population viability analysis;
- measurement error