THE STATE OF THE ART OF POPULATION PROJECTION MODELS: FROM THE LESLIE MATRIX TO EVOLUTIONARY DEMOGRAPHY
Keywords:Elasticity, life cycle, sensitivity, selection, vital rate.
AbstractPopulation projection models have received much attention in ecology and made important theoretical advances in the last 50 years. They represent vital tools for improving conservation strategies and management actions. Here we attempt to join some of theoretical advances made in the field of population projection modelling, briefly revise the history and present some applications derived from population matrix models in ecological and evolutionary studies.