"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein

Seminar Announcement

Population and Percolation

Jeff Achter, Department of Mathematics, Colorado State University

Monday, May 3, 2010

4:00 p.m., Weber 223

ABSTRACT
Understanding the sources and consequences of spatial heterogeneity is a fundamental task in ecology. The dispersal strategy used by a species shapes the spatial configuration of a population.  If the population is further subject to a spreading disturbance, then the dispersal strategy can actually modulate the effect of such disruption.  I'll describe joint work with Colleen Webb in which we attempt to analyze the impact of dispersal strategy on spatial structure.