MATH 410
Mathematical Ecology
Last Offered Spring 2016
Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed BIOL 214 / MATH 410
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

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.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3172
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: written and programming assignments, oral presentations, and exams
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: MATH 250 or permission of instructor; Math 209 preferred
Enrollment Preferences: programming experience, students with interests in the intersection of math and biology
Unit Notes: Does not satisfy the distribution requirement in the Biology major
Distributions: Division III Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
BIOL 214 Division III MATH 410 Division III
Attributes: ENVI Natural World Electives
ENVS Group EB-A Electives
ENVS Methods Courses
PHLH Methods in Public Health

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