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Movement and migration in ecology workshop

Daniel Bearup, Eduard Campillo-Funollet, Eleni Matechou and Bruno Santos were awarded funding from the University of Kent’s Migration and Movement Research Theme to run a 2 day workshop 5/6 May 2022.

The workshop will be themed around modelling of movement and migration, with the goal of identifying opportunities for collaboration between mathematicians, statisticians, ecologists and demographers, as well as discussing novel approaches within this theme.

The event will be face to face and take place on the University of Kent campus, in Grimond Building (in Lecture Theatre 1), with some virtual talks, to encourage interaction between participants and invited speakers.

The workshop will feature three broad themes, each covering corresponding approaches for modelling migration and movement: 1) Statistical Ecology 2) Mathematical Modelling 3) Demography and Social Sciences.

There is an exciting line up of speakers (see list below) from the UK and abroad.

Registration for the event is now closed. If you would like to attend and did not get a chance to register then you are welcome to attend the talks but please note that hospitality has only been ordered for 30 attendees.


Thursday 5th – Morning

  • Frans Willekens (virtual) 9.45-10.30 45′ Emeritus professor of Demography at the University of Groningen
  • Dave Roberts 10.30-11.15 45′ Reader in Biodiversity Conservation at the University of Kent – Slides
  • Coffee break 11.15-11.45
  • Eleonora Mussino 11:45-12:30 45′ Docent at the Stockholm University Demography Unit – Slides
  • Discussion/networking 12:30-13.00
  • Lunch 13.00-14.00

Thursday 5th – Afternoon

  • Ruth King (virtual) 14.00-14.45 45′ Thomas Bayes’ Chair of Statistics at the University of Edinburgh – Slides
  • Fay Frost 14:45-15.05 20′ PDRA at the University of Kent – Slides
  • Coffee break 15.05-15.40
  • Alex Diana 15.40-16.00  20′ PDRA at the University of Kent – Slides
  • Sergei  Petrovskii 16.00-16.45 45′ Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Leicester – Slides
  • Wrap up/networking 16.45

Friday 6th – Morning

  • Jonathan Potts (virtual) 9.45-10.30 45′ Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Sheffield – Slides
  • Luca Borger 10.30-11.15 45′ Professor in Ecology and Biodiversity at the University of Swansea
  • Coffee break 11.15-11.45
  • Luca Giuggioli 11:45-12:30 45′ Reader in Complexity Sciences at the University of Bristol
  • Discussion/networking 12:30-13.00
  • Lunch 13.00-14.00


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