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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

For more information about this meeting, contact 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
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