Event Detail

Event Type: 
Mathematical Biology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 09:00 to 10:00
Location: 
GILK 115

Speaker Info

Institution: 
Western Ecology Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Abstract: 

The use of computer models in conservation biology, landscape
      ecology, and other disciplines is increasing.  Models are
      essential tools for researchers who must forecast future
      conditions, weigh competing recovery and mitigation strategies,
      or evaluate the consequences of stressor interactions on one or
      more populations.  This seminar some will highlight advances
      made possible by recent developments in simulation modeling.  We
      will focus on a specific computer model named HexSim that is
      both spatially-explicit and individual-based.  Examples will be
      drawn from recent work on the northern spotted owl, and on the
      spread of chytrid fungus through frog populations.