PIMS Mathematical Biology Seminar Series


Winter 2002

Date
  Speaker / Topic
Jan 7
 
No seminar (First Day of Classes)
Jan 14
 
Dr. Paul Moorcroft

Department of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology
Harvard University
Scaling vegetation dynamics: how population and community level processes affect ecosystem structure and function
Jan 21
 
Dr. Kevin Hall

Entelos, Inc.
What happens when type 2 diabetics are given insulin therapy? 
A surprising prediction of a mathematical model
Jan 28
 
Dr. Brian Dennis

Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources and Division of Statistics
University of Idaho
Nonlinear dynamics in ecological time series
(this seminar is partially funded by PIMS)
 
Dr. Laurent Pujo-Menjouet

Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, Department of Physiology
McGill University
Global stability of cellular populations with unequal division
(this seminar is joint with the DE&DS seminar)
Feb 4
 
No seminar 

(today's seminar will take place Fri Feb 8 at 14:00)
 
Nancy Sundell

Center for Applied Mathematics
Cornell University
Dynamics of a two-patch herbivory system:  Herbivore enhancement, adaptive behavior and trophic cascades
(this seminar is joint with the DE&DS seminar)
 
Dr. Suani T.R. Pinho

Instituto de Fisica
Universidade Federal da Bahia, Brazil
Applications of Cellular Automata to physical and biological systems
 
Dr. Frithjof Lutscher

Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Emerging patterns in a hyperbolic model for locally interacting cell systems
(this seminar is joint with the DE&DS seminar)
Feb 18
 
No seminar (Provincial Holiday & Reading Week)
 
Dr. Roseanne M. Ford

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of Virginia
Transport phenomena of chemotactic bacteria in porous media
(this seminar is partially funded by PIMS)
 
Dr. K.P. Hadeler

Department of Biomathematics
University of Tuebingen
Control of infectious diseases
(this seminar is partially funded by the Endowment Fund for the Future)
 
Dr. James Bullock

NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorset, UK
Dispersal & colonisation in plants: measuring and modeling rare events
 
Dr. Jim Powell

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Utah State University
The mathematical basis for modelling insect seasonality and potential climate change-induced bark beetle invasions
(this seminar is partially funded by PIMS)
 
Dr. K.P. Hadeler

Department of Biomathematics
University of Tuebingen
A Langevin or Kramers approach to spatial spread of populations
(this seminar is partially funded by the Endowment Fund for the Future)
Apr 1
 
No seminar (Easter Monday Holiday)
Apr 8
 
Dr. Roger Nisbet
's talk has been cancelled
 
Dr. Brian Leung

Department of Biological Sciences
University of Notre Dame
Bioeconomic risk analysis of invasive species: strategic optimization using stochastic dynamic programming
   
Date
  Speaker / Topic
 
Dr. Mark Lewis

Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology
Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
and Department of Biological Sciences
Wolf home ranges and prey survival
 
Dr. Frithjof Lutscher

Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Adaptation of speed in fish schools
 
Dr. Thomas Hillen

Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
'Instantaneous-birth' models derived from transport equations
 
Dr. Kerry Landman

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Melbourne
"Can you still read the fine print? Water transport in eye lenses"
and
"How does your stomach feel? Development of the nervous system in the gut"
(this seminar is partially funded by PIMS)
Oct 8
 
No seminar (Thanksgiving Holiday)
 
Dr. Stephanie Portet

Department of Physics
Characterization and modeling of the cytoskeleton morphofunctional organization during mechanotransduction processes
(this seminar is in cooperation with MITACS-MMPD)
 
Dr. Annemarie Pielaat

Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
Splash!
 
Dr. Prem D. Kharbanda

Alberta Research Council
Crop disease suppression using a bacterium Paenibacillus polymyxa
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Nov 1
 
Dr. Hal Smith

Department of Mathematics
Arizona State University
Competition in a 3D flow reactor with wall growth
(this seminar is joint with the DE&DS seminar, and partially funded by PIMS)
Nov 5
 
 
 
 

Nov 5

 
Derek Tittensor

Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Population dynamics of the zooplankton Calanus finmarchicus in the Labrador Sea: A modelling study

Christopher L. Jerde
Department of Ecology
Montana State University
Non-parametric smoothers as a statistical analysis of ecological phenomena: A case study of Yellowstone National Park bison habitat selection

Nov 12
 
No seminar (Remembrance Day Holiday)
 
Dr. Sebastian Schreiber

Department of Mathematics
Western Washington University 
Allee effects, chaotic transients, and extinction in simple population models
(this seminar is partially funded by PIMS)
 
Dr. Kevin Painter

Department of Mathematics
Heriot-Watt University
Modelling the malignant evolution of brain tumours
(this seminar is partially funded by PIMS)
 
Dr. Christina Cobbold

Department of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences
A mathematical model of the early stages of atherosclerosis


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