Workshop - Dispersal and competition of populations and communities in spatially inhomogeneous environments  04 - 08 August 2014


Donald Deangelis, University of Miami

Description :

Nature is highly heterogeneous and ecologists are trying to understand the effects of spatial heterogeneity on population dynamics and community biodiversity. Two different approaches, one by theoretical ecologists using discrete-space models and dispersal kernels and another by mathematicians using partial differential equations, have been independently reaching consistent conclusions. One is that a population feeding on heterogeneously distributed resources and diffusing can attain higher total biomass than a population feeding on the same mean resource density distributed homogeneously. Despite the similar subject matter and similar results of the two different mathematical approaches, as far as we know there have not been joint meetings that involve the key mathematicians and theoretical ecologists. The objective of the workshop is to review and synthesize progress in these approaches to population dynamics on heterogeneous landscapes, and to relate this to real populations and communities in a way to inform PhD students of this subject area.

Name University Dates of visit
Donald Deangelis University of Miami 04/08/2014 - 08/08/2014
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