Event Type:

Applied Mathematics and Computation Seminar

Date/Time:

Friday, June 1, 2007 - 05:00

Location:

Gilkey 104

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Abstract:

Modeling the amount of carbon sequestered in a forested landscape under different disturbance regimes is a problem of contemporary interest due to its management and policy implications. In this presentation, a summary of the main aspects of a mathematical framework that captures some the essential aspects of numerical simulation models of carbon sequestration will be presented. The mathematical framework is flexible enough to allow for different disturbance regimes affecting the stands (e.g., different interarrival times of disturbances, amounts of carbon released by disturbance, etc). Some consequences that can be drawn from this analysis and open problems will also be discussed. This is joint work with Nam Ngo (Math MS OSU June 2006), Mark Harmon (Forestry OSU), benefited from discussion with Ed Waymire, and originated from problems presented as part of the IGERT in Ecosystem Informatics.