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Justin D. Yeakel

Assistant professor at UC-Merced; Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute

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Ecological Dynamics (Fall, 2017)


  • Class time/location: MW 3:00-4:15 in COB2 170
  • Discussion section: W 1:00-2:20 in SSM 104

Readings for the course will be provided below. However, if you are new to theoretical biology, the following resources may prove helpful. The following code identifies the level at which the book is aimed: (B: Beginner; I: Intermediate; A: Advanced). These are must-have resources if you plan to do a lot of theory!

  • A Primer of Ecology: Nicholas J. Gotelli (B)
  • Mathematical Biology I,II: J.D. Murray (I/A)
  • Theoretical Biologists Toolbox: Marc Mangel (B/I)
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos: Steven Strogatz (B/I)
  • Quantitative Conservation Biology: W.F. Morris, D.F. Doak (B/I)
  • The Ecological Detective: Marc Mangel (B/I)
  • The Art of Modeling Dynamic Systems: F. Morrison (I)




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