Integrated Population Biology and Modeling, Part A - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444640727, 9780444640734

Integrated Population Biology and Modeling, Part A, Volume 39

1st Edition

Series Volume Editors: Arni S. R. Srinivasa Rao C.R. Rao
eBook ISBN: 9780444640734
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444640727
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 28th September 2018
Page Count: 633
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Table of Contents


Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao and C.R. Rao

Section I: Cellular Population Dynamics

Population Dynamics and Evolution of Cancer Cells

Ignacio A. Rodriguez-Brenes and Dominik Wodarz

Stochastic and Deterministic Modeling of Cell Migration

Enrico Gavagnin and Christian A. Yates

Data-Driven Mathematical Modeling of Microbial Community Dynamics

Shinji Nakaoka

Reaction–Diffusion Kinetics in Growing Domains

C. Escudero, S.B. Yuste, E. Abad and F. Le Vot

Section II: Insect Experiments to Human Demographic Theories

The Life Table Population Identity: Discovery, Formulations, Proof, Extensions, and Applications

James R. Carey, Sarah Silverman and Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao

Stochastic Modelling of Some Natural Phenomena: A Special Reference to Human Fertility

R.C. Yadava

Two Decades of Drosophila Population Dynamics: Modelling, Experiments, and Implications

Sutirth Dey and Amitabh Joshi

Section III: Complex Environmental and Biogeochemical Dynamics

The Environmental Kuznets Curve Fails in a Globalized Socio-Ecological Metapopulation: A Sustainability Game Theory Approach

Tamer Oraby, Chris T. Bauch and Madhur Anand

Integrated Approach for Modeling Coastal Lagoons: A Case for Chilka Lake, India

S.R.V. Prasad Bhuvanagiri, Srinivasu Pichika, Raman Akkur, Kalavati Chaganti, Rakhesh Madhusoodhanan and Sarada Varma Pusapati

Section IV: Measures of Mortality and Stochastics

Measures and Models of Mortality

Vladimir Canudas-Romo, Stefano Mazzuco and Lucia Zanotto

Stochastic Population Models

John Fricks and Ephraim Hanks

Survival Probabilities From 5-Year Cumulative Life Table Survival Ratios (Tx + 5/Tx): Some Innovative Methodological Investigations

Subrata Lahiri

Section V: Human Inequality Measures and Well Being

Methods of Measuring Human Well-being and Human Development

Udoy Saikia, Gouranga Dasvarma and James Chalmers

A Bio-Demographic Perspective on Inequality and Life Expectancy: An Analysis of 159 Countries for the Periods 1970–90 and 1990–2010

David A. Swanson and Lucky M. Tedrow


Integrated Population Biology and Modeling: Part A offers very complex and precise realities of quantifying modern and traditional methods of understanding populations and population dynamics. Chapters cover emerging topics of note, including Longevity dynamics, Modeling human-environment interactions, Survival Probabilities from 5-Year Cumulative Life Table Survival Ratios (Tx+5/Tx): Some Innovative Methodological Investigations, Cell migration Models, Evolutionary Dynamics of Cancer Cells, an Integrated approach for modeling of coastal lagoons: A case for Chilka Lake, India, Population and metapopulation dynamics, Mortality analysis: measures and models, Stationary Population Models, Are there biological and social limits to human longevity?, Probability models in biology, Stochastic Models in Population Biology, and more.

Key Features

  • Covers emerging topics of note in the subject matter
  • Presents chapters on Longevity dynamics, Modeling human-environment interactions, Survival Probabilities from 5-Year Cumulative Life Table Survival Ratios (Tx+5/Tx), and more


Graduate students to senior researchers in statistics and applied mathematicians who wish to refer to a very rich and authentic collection of population models and their analytical solutions to their real-world applications. Research scientists and quantitative biologists would find this information fascinatingly replicative


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About the Series Volume Editors

Arni S. R. Srinivasa Rao Series Volume Editor

Associate Professor, Augusta University, Augusta, USA

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Mathematics, Department of Medicine-Section of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

C.R. Rao Series Volume Editor

C. R. Rao is a world famous statistician who earned a place in the history of statistics as one of those “who developed statistics from its adhoc origins into a firmly grounded mathematical science.”

He was employed at the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in 1943 as a research scholar after obtaining an MA degree in mathematics with a first class and first rank from Andhra University in1941 and MA degree in statistics from Calcutta University in 1943 with a first class, first rank, gold medal and record marks which remain unbroken during the last 73 years.

“At the age of 28 he was made a full professor at ISI in recognition of his creativity.” While at ISI, Rao went to Cambridge University (CU) in 1946 on an invitation to work on an anthropometric project using the methodology developed at ISI. Rao worked in the museum of archeology and anthropology in Duckworth laboratory of CU during 1946-1948 as a paid visiting scholar. The results were reported in the book “Ancient Inhabitants of Jebel Moya” published by the Cambridge Press under the joint authorship of Rao and two anthropologists. On the basis of work done at CU during the two year period, 1946-1948, Rao earned a Ph.D. degree and a few years later Sc.D. degree of CU and the rare honor of life fellowship of Kings College, Cambridge.

He retired from ISI in 1980 at the mandatory age of 60 after working for 40 years during which period he developed ISI as an international center for statistical education and research. He also took an active part in establishing state statistical bureaus to collect local statistics and transmitting them to Central Statistical Organization in New Delhi. Rao played a pivitol role in launching undergraduate and postgraduate courses at ISI. He is the author of 475 research publications and several breakthrough papers contributing to statistical theory and methodology for applications to problems in all areas of human endeavor. There are a number of classical statistical terms named after him, the most popular of which are Cramer-Rao inequality, Rao-Blackwellization, Rao’s Orthogonal arrays used in quality control, Rao’s score test, Rao’s Quadratic Entropy used in ecological work, Rao’s metric and distance which are incorporated in most statistical books.

He is the author of 10 books, of which two important books are, Linear Statistical Inference which is translated into German, Russian, Czec, Polish and Japanese languages,and Statistics and Truth which is translated into, French, German, Japanese, Mainland Chinese, Taiwan Chinese, Turkish and Korean languages.

He directed the research work of 50 students for the Ph.D. degrees who in turn produced 500 Ph.D.’s. Rao received 38 hon. Doctorate degree from universities in 19 countries spanning 6 continents. He received the highest awards in statistics in USA,UK and India: National Medal of Science awarded by the president of USA, Indian National Medal of Science awarded by the Prime Minister of India and the Guy Medal in Gold awarded by the Royal Statistical Society, UK. Rao was a recipient of the first batch of Bhatnagar awards in 1959 for mathematical sciences and and numerous medals in India and abroad from Science Academies. He is a Fellow of Royal Society (FRS),UK, and member of National Academy of Sciences, USA, Lithuania and Europe. In his honor a research Institute named as CRRAO ADVANCED INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS, STATISTICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE was established in the campus of Hyderabad University.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Hyderabad Campus