Fall 2015, Thursdays, Blocker 506A, 4:00-4:50 PM

Date: October 21

"  A spatiotemporal population dynamics model to track density and average mass of brown shrimp. "
  Bheemaiah Shankaranarayanarao  


Structured population models are used for modeling changes in the density of individuals over time and other factors such as age, mass, developmental stage and space. Mass is a particularly useful measure of condition of a population. Our approach to modeling mass dependent population dynamics introduces mass as an additional dependent variable. We develop a parabolic-hyperbolic system of coupled nonlinear partial differential equations to track density and average mass of the population at location `x' and time `t'. Our model provides an insight into the identification of key processes controlling populations over various space and time.