Mathematical Biology Seminar: Aditya Raghavan

  • Date: 03/26/2012
  • Time: 15:00

 Aditya Raghavan


University of Alberta


An Integro-difference model for tropical plant populations


Given the vast amount of fieldwork data that exists for tropical plant and tree communities, it is of foremost interest to develop a mechanistic model to describe plant population dynamics.  Since tropical forests not only have a large number of species but also have very little seasonality, a stage-based, deterministic model has not been attempted prior to this.  We set up a three-stage integro-difference model to study such an environment taking into account competitive terms for competition between the most competitive trees.

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Location: CAB 229


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