Dynamics and control of Spartina alterniflora and related issues
Alan Hastings, Environmental Sci. and Policy, University of California (February 22, 2011)
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I will discuss models that include the kinds of spatial dynamics and control and life history appropriate for this plant. The ideas will focus on developing simple analytic models and using approaches that into account not only control but restoration and bio-economic aspects. Mathematical tools will include linear and quadratic programming in addition to optimization and other approaches to try and obtain general rules.