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NCTS Seminar on Mathematical Biology
14:00 - 15:00, June 22, 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)
Population Dynamics in River Networks
Yu Jin (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)


Natural rivers connect to each other to form networks.The geometric structure of a river network can significantly influence spatial dynamics of populations in the system.

We consider a process-oriented model to describe population dynamics in river networks of trees, establish the fundamental theories of the corresponding parabolic problems and elliptic problems, derive the persistence threshold by using the principal eigenvalue of the eigenvalue problem, and define the net reproductive rate to describe population persistence or extinction. By virtue of numerical simulations, we investigate the effects of hydrological, physical, and biological factors, especially the structure of the river network, on population persistence.


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