Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium

Title: Modeling Coral Reef Dynamics
Speaker:Jennifer Polinski, `14
Senior Mathematics Major
Albion College
Albion, Michigan
Abstract: Many models of coral reef dynamics created before 2012 fell into one of two categories: they were either conceptual models not intended to give realistic descriptions of natural reef dynamics or were fully specified in that they assumed particular parameters. Both types of models tell what is possible, but do not necessarily tell what occurs in nature. My presentation will be analyzing the mathematical model developed in the paper "Data-driven models for regional coral-reef dynamics," by Kamila Zychaluk, John F. Bruno, Damian Clancy, Tim R. McClanahan, and Matthew Spencer (Ecology Letters, 15:151-158). This model differed from past models in that it was only partially specified, allowing greater flexibility.
Location: Palenske 227
Time: 3:30 PM

author  = "{Jennifer Polinski, `14}",
title   = "{Modeling Coral Reef Dynamics}",
address = "{Albion College Mathematics and Computer Science Colloquium}",
month   = "{1 May}",
year    = "{2014}"