In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the NIMBioS Lecture Hall on the 4th floor of 1534 White Ave., Suite 400. Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served beginning 30 minutes before each talk.
Time/Date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011, 3:30 p.m.*
Location: Room 403, Blount Hall, 1534 White Ave., Suite 400
Speaker: Daniel Ryan, NIMBioS Postdoctoral Fellow
Topic: Non-random dispersal in intraguild predation communities
Abstract: Intraguild predation (IGP) refers to a community module that blends competitive and predator/prey dynamics. Although IGP is widespread in nature, spatially homogeneous models for IGP communities predict that stable coexistence is only possible if restrictive conditions on resource productivity, competitive ability and predation susceptibility are satisfied. This talk will consider the population dynamics of an IGP module in a spatially heterogeneous landscape and examine how non-random dispersal can lead to more robust coexistence states.
*Join us for refreshments in the NIMBioS Lobby on the 4th floor at 3 p.m.
Seminar Flyer (pdf)