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NCTS Seminar on Mathematical Biology
14:00 - 15:00, June 15, 2018 (Friday)
Lecture Room B, 4th Floor, The 3rd General Building, NTHU
(清華大學綜合三館 4樓B演講室)
The Significance of Diel Vertical Migration of Zooplankton
Yu Jin (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


Diel vertical migration (DVM) is a pattern of movement that some organisms, especially zooplankton species, use in aquatic environments such as ocean and lakes. The organisms usually spend the night in warm food-rich surface waters and descend at dawn to the cold deeper waters to avoid predators that hunt by sight. I will present some recent works on DVM and discuss the trade-offs between demographic benefits and costs involved  in DVM, the impact of DVM on aquatic ecosystems, and the factors that influence DVM. We will also discuss using mathematical models and methods to investigate DVM.


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