PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact Ying Yang, Tim Reluga, Stephanie Zerby, Andrew Belmonte, Chun Liu.

Title:Range shifts under climate change: what will accelerated warming do?
Seminar:Mathematical Biology and Physiology Seminar
Speaker:Joy Zhou, Mathematical Biosciences Institute at Ohio State
Abstract:
Rapid climate warming has caused species across the globe to shift their geographic ranges poleward in latitude or upward in elevation. We naturally ask: will species be able to keep up with climate warming? To answer this question, I considered a mathematical model for a single-species population with distinct growth and dispersal stages. I incorporated climate warming by letting the niche curve, a curve describing environmental suitability for population growth on a spatial gradient, shift in one direction. The model can prescribe climate-warming scenarios and environmental heterogeneity in a versatile way. I compared different warming scenarios, and in this talk I will show that acceleration of climate warming imposes extra burden on the species.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:05 / 02 / 2014
Time:12:00pm - 01:00pm