28. Simulation Models

  1. Michael J. Crawley

Published Online: 6 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118448908.ch28

The R Book, Second Edition

The R Book, Second Edition

How to Cite

Crawley, M. J. (2012) Simulation Models, in The R Book, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118448908.ch28

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London at Silwood Park, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 7 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470973929

Online ISBN: 9781118448908



  • simulation models;
  • temporal dynamics, chaotic dynamics in population size;
  • route to chaos investigation;
  • temporal/spatial dynamics, two dimension simulated random walk;
  • spatial simulation models;
  • metapopulation dynamics;
  • coexistence from spatially explicit (local) density dependence;
  • pattern generation, from dynamic interactions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Temporal dynamics: Chaotic dynamics in population size

  • Temporal and spatial dynamics: A simulated random walk in two dimensions

  • Spatial simulation models

  • Pattern generation resulting from dynamic interactions