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2005, 2(3): 579-590. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2005.2.579

How Do Nonreproductive Groups Affect Population Growth?

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Department of Mathematics, Purdue University, 150 North University Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067, United States

Received  January 2005 Revised  July 2005 Published  August 2005

I describe several models of population dynamics, both unstructured and gender structured, that include groups of individuals who do not reproduce. I analyze the effect that the nonreproductive group may have on the dynamics of the whole population in terms of the vital rates and the proportion of nonreproductive individuals, and we provide specific examples for real populations.
Citation: Fabio Augusto Milner. How Do Nonreproductive Groups Affect Population Growth?. Mathematical Biosciences & Engineering, 2005, 2 (3) : 579-590. doi: 10.3934/mbe.2005.2.579
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