# PřF:M7116 Matrix population models - Course Information

## M7116 Matrix population models

**Faculty of Science**

Spring 2015

**Extent and Intensity**- 2/0. 2 credit(s) (příf plus uk k 1 zk 2 plus 1 > 4). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
**Teacher(s)**- prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Pospíšil, Dr. (lecturer)
**Guaranteed by**- prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Pospíšil, Dr.

Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science

Supplier department: Department of Mathematics and Statistics - Departments - Faculty of Science **Timetable**- Mon 12:00–13:50 M3,01023
**Prerequisites**- any linear algebra, any calculus
**Course Enrolment Limitations**- The course is offered to students of any study field.
**Course objectives**- Matrix population models (discrete finite-dimensional dynamical models) represent one of basic theoretical tools for population ecology and demography. At the end of this course students should be able to:

Construct the models (in collaboration with ecologists or demographers);

analyse the model mathematically;

interpret the results of analysis. **Syllabus**- 1. Age and stage structured models
- 2. Leslie and projction matrices
- 3. Steady states, their existence and stability. Perron-Frobenius theorem
- 4. Parameters identification from observed data
- 5. Density-dependent models
- 6. Two-sex models
- 7. Models with external variability

**Literature**- 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

- CASWELL, Hal.
**Teaching methods**- Lecture with class discussion.
**Assessment methods**- Colloquium should demonstrate the ability of students to understand the studied problems.
**Language of instruction**- Czech
**Further Comments**- Study Materials

The course is taught once in two years.

- Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2015, recent)
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