SS5 AIMS 2016 Meeting, Orlando, Florida, USA

Title:  Spatial and Evolutionary Aspects in Ecology and Empidemology
Name: Affiliation: Country: Email Address:
Yuan Lou
Ohio State & Renmin University
King-Yeung Lam
Ohio State University
Steve Cantrell, Chris Cosner
University of Miami
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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