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2009/11/17 - Caz Taylor


Time/Place:

Tuesday, November 17, 2009
3:00pm
101 Stanley Thomas Hall
Tulane University (Uptown)

Refreshments will be served


Speaker:

Caz Taylor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Tulane University

Title:

Population Dynamics in Migratory Networks


Abstract:

I propose the idea of linking multiple breeding and multiple wintering sites for migratory birds into a network of sites and develop population models on these networks. I examine the effects of habitat loss and habitat fragmentation in the network and develop graph-theoretic metrics that can be used to predict population size and likelihood of persistence in the network. I discuss the application of these models to real species and to the spread of disease in migratory bird populations.

Center for Computational Science, Stanley Thomas Hall 402, New Orleans, LA 70118 ccs@tulane.edu