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This winter's (2016) mathematical ecology journal club (Amath 500 I)

will take place on Mondays, 12:30-1:20 pm, in Lewis 208.

The theme of the journal club this year is ``Age-Structured Models: Old and New.''  

The scheduled readings are:

(1) 1/04/2016 -- Organizational Meeting

(2) 1/11/2016 -- Introduction to Age-Structured Models

  • Rees, M. and Ellner, S. P. 2009. Age-structured and stage-structured population dynamics.
    In: Levin, S., The Princeton Guide to Ecology,
    Princeton University Press, Princeton, pp. 155-165.
  • Kot, M. 2001. An overview of linear age-structured models.
    In: Kot, M., Elements of Mathematical Ecology,
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 345-352.

(3) 1/18/2016 -- The Lotka Integral Equation

  • Kot, M. 2001. The Lotka integral equation.
    In: Kot, M., Elements of Mathematical Ecology,
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 353-364.
  • Fischer, G. and Heilig, G.K. 1997.
    Population momentum and the demand on land and water resources.
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 352, 869-889.

(4) 1/25/2016 -- McKendrick-von Foerster PDE

  • Kot, M. 2001. The McKendrick-von Foerster PDE.
    In: Kot, M., Elements of Mathematical Ecology,
    Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 391-400.
  • Krkosek, M., Morton, A., Volpe, J. P., and Lewis, M. A. 2009.
    Sea lice and salmon population dynamics: effects of exposure time for migratory fish.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 276, 2819-2828.

(5) 2/01/2016 -- Matrix Methods

  • Caswell, H. 1997. Matrix methods for population analysis.
    In: Tuljapurkar, S. and Caswell, H., Structured-Population Models in Marine, Terrestrial, and Freshwater Systems,
    Chapman & Hall, New York, pp. 19-58.
  • Crouse, D. T., Crowder, L. B., and Caswell, H. 1987.
    A stage-based population model for loggerhead sea turtles and implications for conservation.
    Ecology, 68, 1412-1423.

(6) 2/08/2016 -- Integral Projection Models

  • Easterling, M. R., Ellner, S. P., and Dixon, P. M. 2000.
    Size-specific sensitivity: applying a new structured population model.
    Ecology, 81, 694-708.
  • Briggs, J., Dabbs, K., Holm, M., Lubben, J., Rebarber, R., Tenhumberg, B., and Riser-Espinoza, D. 2010.
    Structured populaton dynamics: an introduction to integral modeling.
    Mathematics Magazine, 83, 243-257.

(7) 2/15/2016

  • Childs, D. Z., Rees, M., Rose, K. E., Grubb, P. J., and Ellner, S. P. 2003.
    Evolution of complex flowering strategies: an age- and stage-structured integral projection model.
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, 270, 1829-1838.
  • Ellner, S. P. and Rees, M. 2006.
    Integral projection models for species with complex demography.
    American Naturalist, 167, 410-428.

(8) 2/22/2016

  • Jongejans, E., Shea, K., Skarpaas, O., Kelly, D., and Ellner, S. P. 2011.
    Importance of individual and environmental variation for invasive species spread: a spatial integral projection model.
    Ecology, 92, 86-97.
  • Vindenes, Y., Engen, S., and Saether, B.-E. 2011.
    Integral projection models for finite populations in a stochastic environment.
    Ecology, 92, 1146-1156.

(9) 2/29/2016

  • Coulson, T. 2012.
    Integral projection models, their construction and use in posing hypotheses in ecology.
    Oikos, 121, 1337-1350.
  • Rebarber, R., Tenhumberg, B., Townley, S. 2012.
    Global asymptotic stability of density dependent integral population projection models.
    Theoretical Population Biology, 81, 81-87.

(10) 3/07/2016

  • Rees, M., Childs, D. Z., and Ellner, S. P. 2014.
    Building integral projection models: a user's guide.
    Journal of Animal Ecology, 83, 528-545.
  • Merow, C., Dahlgren, J. P., Metcalf, C. J. E., Childs, D. Z., Evans, M. E. K.,
    Jongejans, E., Record, S., Rees, M., Salguero-Gomez, R., and McMahon, S. M. 2014.
    Advancing population ecology with integral projection models: a practical guide.
    Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 5, 99-110.