Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:00 to 13:00
GILK 115

Speaker Info

Local Speaker: 
Oregon State University

Partial migration is a phenomenon displayed by several populations including birds and salmon. It is characterized by some -but not all- individuals deciding to migrate before returning to reproduction sites. The question we address is why nature has developed such an apparently complicated system; i.e. how and why did partial migration evolve. We will discuss two approaches, one known as adaptive dynamics, and another based on evolutionary game theory, to try and explain some features of this process.