CIMS Student Presentations
Yuan Wang and Bruce Bugbee, CSU, Department of Statistics
Thursday, February 11, 2010
12:30 p.m., Statistics Building, room 006
The net exchange of CO2 between the terrestrial biosphere and atmosphere remains a key
uncertainty in the carbon cycle. An important campaign has been launched in the Mid-Continent
region of USA, and our main goal is to compare, diagnose and reconcile two different estimates of CO2
exchange over the study region.
Differential equations and Markov chains provide a deterministic and
probabilistic methodology, respectively, to study dynamical systems.
Often times, differential equations provide more reasonable or
computationally efficient means of studying these systems. This
generates interest regarding when Markov chains can be appropriately
approximated with related differential equations. This presentation
will include a brief introduction into the theory and technique of
this approximation method but focus on practical examples including
stochastic epidemics, population process, etc.
Each talk with be 20 minutes in length