Growth and dynamics in a size-structured spatial population

Condensed Matter lunchtime seminar

Growth and dynamics in a size-structured spatial population

  • Event time: 1:00pm
  • Event date: 16th November 2009
  • Speaker: Tom Adams (Formerly School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh)
  • Location: Room 2511,

Event details

Populations structured in size and in space have been studied extensively by ecologists. However, due to mathematical complications and a general lack of suitable data, the combination has received relatively little attention. I will describe some conclusions drawn from the application of a simple population model in such a scenario. By direct comparison with data from Scottish forest communities, the model highlights the importance of local variation between individuals over the effects of spatial interaction.

This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..

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