Applications of Mathematics in Ecology

Workshop overview and aims

Ecological systems are typically complex, involving non-linear interactions between multiple processes. Consequently, they are a rich source of inspiration for mathematical models with interesting dynamics; the analysis of which often requires the development of new approaches. As these models make new predictions about ecological systems, experimental and statistical techniques develop to test them and provide new observations to be modelled. The result is an ever evolving field requiring constant interactions with researchers from disciplines outside mathematics.

The aim of this meeting is to inspire new research directions in mathematical ecology, by providing an opportunity for discussion between applied mathematicians, statisticians, and ecologists working on ecological problems.

Event details

2nd September, 10am – 4pm, Registration in Sibson Building, University of Kent.
Please contact Daniel Bearup: if you would like to attend.

Confirmed speakers

Daniel Bearup (SMSAS, UoK) – Modelling the effects of habitat destruction on communities of species.
James Bentham (SMSAS, UoK) – Bayesian modelling of population-level height
Diana Cole (SMSAS, UoK) – Inference with non-identifiable models
Jesse O’Hanley (DICE, KBS, UoK) – TBC
Natalia Petrovskaya (SoM, UoB) – Far away from Monte-Carlo: The accuracy of numerical integration in applied problems of spatial ecology
Jonathan Potts (SoMaS, UoS) – Diffusion-taxis systems: linking animal movement to spatial population dynamics
Dave Roberts (DICE, UoS) – Conserving Schrödinger’s Cat: When is a species extinct?

Further details can be found here.