PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Should I Stay or Should I Go? Dispersal in Heterogeneous Environments
Seminar:The Pritchard Lab Seminar
Speaker:Sebastian Schreiber, Dept of Evolution & Ecology, UC Davis
Abstract:
Organisms live in landscapes where key environmental factors (e.g. temperature, precipitation, nutrient availability, predation risk) vary from location to location and from moment to moment. Since these environmental factors can determine whether an individual survives and the extent of its reproductive success, individuals are faced with a fundamental quandary: should they stay where they are or should they disperse elsewhere? To understand the ecological and evolutionary implications of dispersal in spatially and temporally variable environments, I will present a variety of analytical results about a class of stochastic and deterministic difference equations.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB216
Date:01 / 26 / 2009
Time:02:30pm - 03:30pm