Population Modeling: A Systems Approach

Science  04 Feb 1972:
Vol. 175, Issue 4021, pp. 518-521
DOI: 10.1126/science.175.4021.518


A single species population dynamics model based on the functional representations of birth, growth, and death has been constructed. Laboratory parameter estimates were used in a computer implementation of the model to simulate field populations. Preliminary results of replicate runs with parametric sampling indicated reasonable statistical agreement. Further development with the systems analysis technique is planned.