SS5 AIMS 2016 Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA

Title:  Spatial and Evolutionary Aspects in Ecology and Empidemology
Organizer(s):
Name: Affiliation: Country: Email Address:
Yuan Lou
Ohio State & Renmin University
USA
lou@math.ohio-state.edu
King-Yeung Lam
Ohio State University
USA
lam.184@math.osu.edu
Steve Cantrell, Chris Cosner
University of Miami
USA
rsc@math.miami.edu, gcc@math.miami.edu
Introduction:
Spatial heterogeneity is indispensable in explaining many important phenomena in ecology and epidemiology, e.g. the persistence of complicated foodwebs and the definition of the basic reproduction number in a spatial habitat. A natural and challenging question is to understand the effect of space in the evolution of various processes including animal behavior and the spread of diseases. Prompted by these considerations, a variety of mathematical models has been proposed and studied, including PDE models, patch models, integral-differential models, etc. In this special session we will bring together people across different modeling frameworks both to review the current state-of-the-art of the area, and to discuss the emerging theoretical questions and their mathematical challenges.
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