Theoretical and mathematical ecology is an interdisciplinary field, where scientists cooperate across borders to further our understanding of ecology an evolution by building conceptual and mathematical models. In this workshop, researchers from the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, and the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science come together to present and discuss their research. The opening talk will be given by an invited researcher, Dr. Luis-Miguel Chevin, from CNRS, Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, in Monpellier, France. The workshop is open for anyone who wishes to attend.
Workshop on Mathematical and Theoretical Ecology in Umeå
9.00-9.30Mehdi Cherif, Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG), UmU Stoichiometry-explicit population biology for a quantitative understanding of the role of organisms in ecosystems
9.30-10.00Niklas Lundström, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, UmU How to find efficient harvesting strategies in stage-structured populations
10.00-10.30Peter Fransson, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, UmU Spatial explicit stand growth model and optimized thinning: Management of even-aged forest stands
10.30-10.45 Coffe break
10.45–11.15Wojciech Uszko, Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG), UmU Producer quality as a structuring force of energy flow through food webs
11.15–11.45Folmer Bokma, Ecology and Environmental Science (EMG), UmU How do large bodies save energy? The metabolic scaling of interdependent organs
12.45–13.15Jonas Wickman, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, UmU Evolution of resource competition in heterogeneous environments: When stabilizing selection promotes diversity
13.15–13.45Åke Brännström, Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, UmU Branch-thinning explains the large-scale, self-similar structure of trees
13.45–14.00: Coffee break
14.00-15.15Luis-Miguel Chevin, Centre d’Écologie Fonctionnelle & Evolutive, Montpellier, France: Evolutionary demography and phenotypic plasticity in randomly changing environments Attenance is open, and warmly welcomed!