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Estimation of growth rate distributions in size structured population models


Authors: H. T. Banks and B. G. Fitzpatrick
Journal: Quart. Appl. Math. 49 (1991), 215-235
MSC: Primary 92D25; Secondary 62G05, 62P10
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1090/qam/1106389
MathSciNet review: MR1106389
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Abstract: We propose models for size-structured populations which allow growth rates to vary with individuals (growth rate distribution across all possible individual growth rates). A theoretical framework for the estimation of the growth rate distribution from data of sized population densities is developed. Numerical examples are presented to demonstrate feasibility of the ideas.


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