Integral control for population management
Hodgson, David J.
Journal of Mathematical Biology
Reason for embargo
We present a novel management methodology for restocking a declining population. The strategy uses integral control, a concept ubiquitous in control theory which has not been applied to population dynamics. Integral control is based on dynamic feedback-using measurements of the population to inform management strategies and is robust to model uncertainty, an important consideration for ecological models. We demonstrate from first principles why such an approach to population management is suitable via theory and examples.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
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The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00285-014-0789-4
Vol. 70 (5), pp. 1015-1063