Integral control for population management

Christopher Guiver, H. Logemann, R. Rebarber, A. Bill, B. Tenhumberg, D. Hodgson, S. Townley

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1015-1063
Number of pages49
JournalJournal of Mathematical Biology
Issue number5
Early online date5 May 2014
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


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