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Speaker: Taranjot Kaur
In an ever-changing natural world, both plants and pollinators are continually confronted by perturbations. Responses to such perturbations can ripple from populations to communities through networks of interacting species. Additionally, the response to perturbations can unfold at various timescales ranging from short-term behavioral processes at the individual level to long-term population persistence. The goal of the work I will present in my talk is to evaluate how responses to perturbations propagate through timescales in plant-pollinator communities. Specifically, we use mathematical tools of non-linear averaging and stochastic processes to investigate how disturbances at shorter timescale of nectar regeneration scale to long-term outcomes of abundances of plants and pollinators. Furthermore, we study the impact of temporal correlation in stochasticity, network structure, and adaptive foraging dynamics on this scale transition framework. Read more.