Course Catalog

This course will cover models for the growth and dispersal of biological populations. Topics will include population persistence, climate-induced range shifts, rates of spread of invading organisms, and pattern formation. We will consider random walks, reaction-diffusion equations, and integrodifference equations. If time permits, we will also look at branching random walks, coupled map lattices, and cellular automata.

Please see the class outline for further details regarding class content.