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## Recent progress in mathematical ecology: an overviewAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Professor Sergei Petrovskii, University of Leicester
- Wednesday 15 November 2017, 12:00-13:00
- Biosciences 301.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact David Smith. Mathematical ecology is a science that applies a broad range of mathematical and computational techniques to problems arising in ecology with the goal to better understand how animal and plant species interact between themselves and with their natural environment. I will begin with a brief overview of problems that have long been a focus of attention in ecology. In the first part of my talk, I will then consider in some detail mathematical approaches to the problem of ecological monitoring in complex multiscale environments. This problem has important implications, in particular in the context of sustainable agriculture, groundwater quality, and biological invasions. I will show that each of the spatial scales may require a different modelling/computational technique, but reliable monitoring is only possible when the inter-scale coupling is taken into account. In the second part of my talk, I will argue that biological species are not only controlled by their environment but also can change the environment quite significantly. In order to demonstrate this, I will consider the dynamics of marine plankton under the global warming to show that it may result in the oxygen depletion on a global scale, with apparently disastrous consequence for animals and humans. This talk is part of the Applied Mathematics Seminar Series series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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