Talk:Population dynamics

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Moved comment from article[edit]

Comment added by User:Jackzhp - [1] Song Jian's model should be mentioned here. Song Jian's model is the same as Sharpe-Lotka model?

Merge proposal[edit]

These articles appear to have almost identical content, and "Age class structure" should be a subsection within this article. Tug201 09:13, 5 November 2006 (UTC)


Add "* Support" or "* Oppose" followed by a brief explanation, then sign your opinion with ~~~~

oppose age class structure is a component element of population dynamics. let it evolve. Anlace 01:11, 14 January 2007 (UTC)

oppose - Age Class Structure is a fairly basic aspect of fisheries management. I've been noticing a general dearth of fisheries-related material in the fish articles here, for example there also doesn't appear to be an article for catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE), even though that's one of the most basic measures of the field. If Age Class Structure is to be merged anywhere, it ought to be into an article about fisheries science - an article that stands separate, rather than in scattered bits of other articles like it is now. NerwenGreen 06:42, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Change definition[edit]

I would define population dynamics as "the study of the evolution of the numbers of individuals, or some trait of these individuals, under the influence of internal or external causes."

With the current definition, population dynamics is restricted to a small subset of population dynamics (population dynamics of stars, for example, is de facto excluded with current definition, as are epidemiology, physiologically structured models, etc.).

Zanzibarr\'e 07:48, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

i understand the point you are making Zanzibarr, but i disagree with you on the way to implement. Let this article on population dynamics address purely ecology. that is the overwhelming use of the term in science and also see google. If you would like to have separate treatments on the subjects you mention, why not start a new article called Population dynamics (astronomy) or some such. Also we could have a small section at the end of the Population dynamics article acknowledging there are other uses of the study of population dynamics beyond biology. regards Anlace 17:14, 30 January 2007 (UTC)

I definitely agree with anlace here. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:49, 25 January 2012 (UTC) If the statement about ecology being the most prevalent subject of population dynamics is true. I guess you could put a 'did you mean...' at the top if enough people contest that it's not. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:54, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

DNR Deer Population[edit]

The mention of the DNR trying to control the deer population because of an unnatrual condition caused by hunting is false. Hunting has been the main remedy of overpopulation, not the cause. More does than bucks are harvested every year. Most does reproduce exponetialy. Meaning one doe usually has twins. By harvesting bucks from the population, does have less chance of reproducing. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:40, 11 November 2007 (UTC)

wow —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:51, 13 February 2009 (UTC)


The first principle of population dynamics is widely regarded as the exponential law of Malthus, as modelled by the Malthusian growth model.

What is about the growth of a population of rabbits in Liber Abaci (1202)? (Igny (talk) 21:56, 17 August 2009 (UTC))

Fisheries and Wildlife Management section[edit]

It seems to me that the BIDE model is applicable to a broader range of applications than this section title would suggest (ie. plant dynamics, predator-prey dynamics, non-game species), and a more generic title would be appropriate for the description of this section. Any thoughts? Blue442 (talk) 04:26, 16 September 2009 (UTC)


German version is larger and has more definition and characteristics, can someone translate it into here? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:46, 27 October 2011 (UTC)

Insects ?[edit]

I want to thanks Sfgiants4life92 for his contribution, but I am wondering what it has do with insects exactly ? Those models are species independent, are'nt they ? Geeklhem (talk) 08:26, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

I've renamed the section since those models are not specific to insects. The additions all appear to be sourced to the same publication, "Population Dynamics" by Louie Yang. There appears to be no evidence of such a publication on the web, so I've left a note on Sfgiants4life92's talk page. --Epipelagic (talk) 19:58, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Reference list[edit]

What on earth is the third note supposed to be a reference to? Yang, Louie. Population Dynamics. Davis: UC Davis, 2014. Doesn't seem to describe anything. Is it a book? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:09, 29 April 2016 (UTC)