M7116 Matrix population models

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2006
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (fasci plus compl plus > 4). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Pospíšil, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Pospíšil, Dr.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Pospíšil, Dr.
Mon 8:00–9:50 UM
any linear algebra, any calculus
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Matrix population models represent one of basic theoretical tools for population ecology and demography. Course schould provide basic information on construction, analysis and interpretation of them.
  • 1. Age and stage structured models
  • 2. Leslie and projction matrices
  • 3. Steady states, their existence and stability. Perron-Frobenius theorem
  • 4. Parameter estimation
  • 5. Density-dependent models
  • 6. Two-sex models
  • CASWELL, Hal. Matrix population models :construction, analysis, and interpretation. 2nd ed. Sunderland, Mass.: Sinauer Associates, 2001. xvi, 722 s. ISBN 0-87893-096-5. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Klasická přednáška. V kolokviu je potřeba prokázat orientaci v problematice.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2023.
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