Mathematics and Statistics

Grad Seminar: Modeling a Biological Invasion by Integrodifference Equation

Author: UNB

Posted on Nov 25, 2013

Category: Seminars and Colloquia

Graduate Seminar
Modeling a Biological Invasion by Integrodifference Equation

Ali Gharouni (UNB)
Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 3:30 pm
Tilley Hall Room 224

An integrodifference equation model is one of several types of mathematical models (ODE, PDE, delay, stochastic,…) that are used to study and predict the dynamics of a biological invasion. Integrodifferences incorporate models for the local demography and the dispersal of a population in a discrete time and continuous space. It has been proven that this category of models produce a particular solution known as a “travelling wave solution”. The speed of the generated wave is interpreted as the invasion speed. In this talk, I discuss some mathematical results for intergrodifference equations and use as an example the “European green crab invasion”, which was my motivation of doing research on this type of models.

Mr Gharouni is a graduate student of the Mathematics/Statistics GAU
This talk is presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree