Stage structure models of populations with distinct growth and development processes

R.M. Nisbet, William Gurney, S.P. Blythe, J.A.J. Metz

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We extend the repertoire of stage-structure models which can be described in terms of delay-differential equations, by analysing models where the processes of growth and development within a stage are distinct. This permits the use of delay-differential equation models in situations where both population numbers and total biomass are dynamically significant.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)57-68
Number of pages12
JournalIMA Journal of Mathematics Applied in Medicine and Biology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985



  • stage-structure models
  • growth models
  • development models

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