BIOL 214 Mathematical Ecology (Q)

Last offered Spring 2016

Cross Listed as MATH410
Using mathematics to study natural phenomena has become ubiquitous over the past couple of decades. In this tutorial, we will study mathematical models comprised of both deterministic and stochastic differential equations that are developed to understand ecological dynamics and, in many cases, evaluate the dynamical consequences of policy decisions. We will learn how to understand these models through both standard analytic techniques such as stability and bifurcation analysis as well as through simulation using computer programs such as MATLAB. Possible topics include fisheries management, disease ecology, control of invasive species, and predicting critical transitions in ecological systems.
Class Format: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: written and programming assignments, oral presentations, and exams
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
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Prerequisites: MATH 250 or permission of instructor; Math 209 preferred
Enrollment Preference: programming experience, students with interests in the intersection of math and biology
Department Notes: Does not satisfy the distribution requirement in the Biology major
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Divisional Attributes: Division III,Quantitative and Formal Reasoning
Other Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives,ENVS Group EB-A Electives,ENVS Methods Courses,PHLH Methods in Public Health
Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 3173
CLASSES ATTR INSTRUCTORS TIMES CLASS NUMBER
BIOL 214 TUT Mathematical Ecology (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Julie C. Blackwood
MATH 410 TUT Mathematical Ecology (Q) Division 3: Science and MathematicsQuantitative and Formal Reasoning Julie C. Blackwood
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