Midlands MESS

Midlands Mathematical Ecology Seminar Series (MESS)

The Midlands MESS is the seminar series in mathematical ecology that is run jointly by the University of Leicester and University of Birmingham. The main objective of the seminars is to enhance the communication between members of research groups in Leicester and Birmingham by means of discussing their topics of research in depth. Presentations are given regularly by the members of the mathematical ecology groups in Leicester and Birmingham. External speakers are welcome.

Organisers: Natalia Petrovskaya (University of Birmingham), Sergei Petrovskii (University of Leicester)

In 2015-17, the MESS has been extended by the META Research Group & Workshops, click the link for details.


Talks & Speakers

Yadigar Sekerci (Leicester, UK) Mathematical approaches to modelling coupled plankton-oxygen system in natural environment. University of Leicester, May 5, 2016.

Matthew Adamson (University of Osnabrueck, Germany) The use of partially specified models to quantify structural sensitivity, and to provide early warning signals for global attractor crises. University of Leicester, January 18, 2016.

Ranjit Upadhyay (Indian School of Mines) Deterministic chaos: an ecological reality? University of Leicester, November 26, 2015.

Luca Börger (University of Swansea) Modelling stationarity, diffusivity and individual variability in animal movement. University of Birmingham, May 28, 2015.

Horst Malchow (University of Osnabrueck, Germany) Predation and competition in eco-epidemiological systems. University of Leicester, April 27, 2015.

Edward Codling (University of Essex, UK) Movement analysis: theory and applications. University of Birmingham, December 3, 2014.

Nina Embleton (Birmingham, UK) On the challenges of accurately estimating insect pest abundance. University of Birmingham, October 29, 2014.

Jonathan Potts (University of Sheffield, UK) Modelling animal movement in complex environments. University of Leicester, September 24, 2014.

Michael Stich (Aston, UK) Time-delay feedback control in oscillatory reaction-diffusion systems. University of Birmingham, June 24, 2014.

Andrew Bate (Bath, UK) Predators, prey, and prevalence. University of Birmingham, May 13, 2014.

Ezio Venturino (Turin, Italy) Interaction models with genetically differentiated populations. University of Birmingham, April 9, 2014.

Daniel Bearup (Leicester, UK) Catching insects with a baited trap: Modelling and analysis. University of Leicester, March 25, 2014.

Thilo Gross (Bristol, UK) Eat the specialist: Generalized models for the investigation of large, nonlinear, dynamical networks. University of Birmingham, February 5, 2014.

Michael Sieber (Exeter, UK) Beyond trade-offs and optimality: how life cycle complexity limits parasite host ranges. University of Birmingham, January 14, 2014.

Andrew Morozov (Leicester, UK) Stage-structured ratio-dependent predator-prey models revisited: when should the maturation lag result in systems’ destabilization? University of Leicester, November 27, 2013.

Masha Jankovic (Leicester, UK) Chaos in a bubble: time delays in single species population models. University of Leicester, October 20, 2013.

Nina Embleton (Birmingham, UK) Numerical integration of ecological data in the presence of noise. Univeristy of Birmingham, June 25, 2013.

Danish A. Ahmed (Leicester, UK) Some novel approaches to trap counts modelling and interpretation. University of Leicester, May 7, 2013.

Frank Hilker (University of Bath, UK). Complexity of ecological food web modules. University of Birmingham, March 20, 2013.

Jean-Christophe Poggiale (Aix-Marseille University, France). Mathematical formulation of ecological processes: a problem of scale. Mathematical approach and ecological consequences. University of Leicester, February 19, 2013.

Rachel Lintott (Stirling University, UK). Dispersal, disturbance and disease spread. University of Birmingham, January 22, 2013.

Wesley A. C. Godoy (University of Sao Paolo, Brazil). Application of ecological models in enthomology: a vew from Brazil. University of Birmingham, December 17, 2012.

Matthew Adamson (Leicester, UK). Defining and detecting structural sensitivity in biological models: developing a new framework. University of Leicester, November 20, 2012.

Danish Ali Ahmed (Leicester, UK). Investigating trap catches using the diffusion process and stochastic individual based models. University of Leicester, October 23, 2012.

Nina Embleton (Birmingham, UK). Estimating pest abundance for high aggregation density distributions. University of Leicester, July 2, 2012.

Masha Jankovic (Leicester, UK). Mathematical models of biological invasions: a case study of gypsy moth in North America. University of Birmingham, May 22, 2012.

Sergei Petrovskii (Leicester, UK). Biological invasion: observations, theory, models, simulations. University of Leicester,  March 13, 2012.

Daniel Bearup (Leicester, UK). Modelling the evolution of individual trap counts over time: Numerical techniques for mean-field and individual based models. University of Birmingham, January 24, 2012.

Andrew Morozov (Leicester, UK). Incorporating complex foraging of zooplankton in models: role of microscale processes in macroscale patterns. University of Leicester, December 13, 2011.

Natalia Petrovskaya (Birmingham, UK). The `single field' problem in ecological monitoring Program. University of Leicester, November 8, 2011.

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