Department of Mathematics
Wilfrid Laurier University
SpeakerProfessor Vlastimil Krivan
Biology Center and Faculty of Science, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
TitleA fresh look at the history of mathematical ecology
AbstractIn my talk I will review some crucial steps, based on mathematical reasoning, that laid foundations of today's theoretical ecology. I will start with the Lotka-Volterra predator-prey model and will review some subsequent research. I will focus on research by F.G.Gause, a Russian biologist, who made some important discoveries on which today's ecology builds.
This talk aims to bridge ecology with mathematics at an undergraduate level.