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Challenges in developing mathematical tools for dealing with management of ecological systems

Mathematical Biology

Speaker: Alan Hastings, UC Davis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Mon, Nov 21 2016, 3:10PM

One of the goals of population models as the field matures is to use them in making management decisions. I will review different approaches for developing population models for management, and emphasize both general issues of dealing with uncertainty, and also consider specific systems such as fisheries or invasive species. The issue of management means getting away from asymptotic behavior and focusing on shorter time scales.