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
|Date:||05 / 02 / 2014|
|Time:||12:00pm - 01:00pm|