DMS Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar

Time: Mar 15, 2024 (11:00 AM)
Location: 328 Parker Hall

Speaker:  Rebecca Everett (Haverford College)

Title:   Population dynamics subject to nitrogen-to-carbon stoichiometric constraints


Abstract: Ecological processes depend on the flow and balance of essential elements, such as carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus. The balance of these essential elements in ecological interactions is studied in the theory of Ecological Stoichiometry (ES). The integration of ES into population dynamics has provided insights into understanding how stoichiometric constraints affect food webs and nutrient cycles. I will present stoichiometric ordinary differential equation mathematical models that focus on the essential elements of nitrogen and carbon to investigate topics such as disease-ecosystem feedback loops and nitrogen fixation.