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Dynamics and control of spreading populations

Mathematical Biology

Speaker: Alan Hastings, UC Davis, Environmental Science and Policy
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Mon, Oct 18 2010, 3:10PM

I will focus on two issues of spatial population dynamics. The first will be on the dynamics and spread of populations in space, which is joint work with Brett Melbourne that begins with experimental work with the flour beetle Tribolium which is then coupled with analyses of stochastic population models incorporating different sources of variability to understand highly variable spread rates. The second part of the talk will cover questions related to control of spread of invasive species.