Lecture on mathematical modelling to explain ‘patchy invasions’

Posted by hct16 at Nov 29, 2012 03:04 PM |
University of Leicester public lecture on Tuesday 4 December tackles invasive plant and animal species
Lecture on mathematical modelling to explain ‘patchy invasions’

Professor Sergei Petrovskii

A mathematician will discuss new means of modelling invasions by non-native flora and fauna, with important implications for the management and control of invasive species.

Professor Sergei Petrovskii of the Department of Mathematics will discuss how the accepted paradigm of an invasive species spread, in which the invasion expands with a defined boundary or edge, appears to be at odds with some observations. He will illustrate how alternative mathematical models can explain the behaviour and development of biological invasion more accurately.

Professor Petrovskii will be presenting his research at his professorial inaugural lecture ‘Understanding ecological complexity through mathematical models’ on Tuesday 4 December at the University of Leicester. It will take place from 5.30pm in the Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1 and is free and open to the public.