Mathematical Biology Program

University of Utah
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Mathematical Biology Program


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Mathematical Biology Journal Club

Spring 2004 semester
Wednesdays at 4:15pm, LCB 4th floor

January 28

JC I: Amber Smith presenting

D. Ludwig, D. D. Jones, C. S. Holling
"Qualitative analysis of insect outbreak systems: The spruce budworm and forest"
Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol. 47, No. 1. (Feb., 1978), pp. 315-332.

February 4

JC II: Bill Koppelman presenting

Sylvain Gandon, Margaret J. MacKinnon, Sean Nee & Andrew F. Read
"Imperfect vaccines and the evolution of pathogen virulence"
Nature, Vol. 414 (13 December 2001), pp. 751-756.
(Nature Online)

February 11

JC I: Ben Sukow presenting

A. M. Turing, F.R.S.
"The chemical basis of morphogenesis"
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, Vol. 237, No. 641 (14 August 1952), pp. 37-72.

February 18

JC II: John Zobitz presenting

Dennis Baldocchi and Tilden Meyers
"On Using eco-physiological, micometerorological and biogeochemical theory to evaluate carbon dioxide, water vapor and trace gas fluxes over vegetation: a perspective"
Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Vol. 90 (1998), pp. 1-25.

February 25

JC I: Lyubima Simeonova presenting

David C. Dobson and Fadil Santosa
"Optimal localization of eigenfunctions in an inhomogeneous medium"
In submission.

March 3

JC II: Will Nesse presenting

P. C. Fife and J. B. McLeod
"The approach of solutions on nonlinear diffusion equations to traveling front solutions"
Archive for rational mechanics and analysis, Vol. 65, pp. 335-361.

March 8

JC I: Nessy Tania presenting

Balth. van der Pol and J. van der Mark
"The heartbeat considered as a relaxation oscillation, and an electrical model of the heart"
Phil. Mag. Suppl., Vol. 6, pp. 763-775.

March 24

JC II: Aaron McDonald presenting

Richard Durrett and Simon Levin
"The importance of being discrete (and spatial)"
Theoretical Population Biology, Vol. 46 (1994), pp. 363-394.

March 29

JC I: Courtney Davis presenting

Mark Kirkpatrick and N. H. Barton
"Evolution of a species' range"
The American Naturalist, Vol. 150 No. 1 (1997), pp. 1-23. (Jstor)

April 7

JC II: Colby Tanner presenting

Hugh P. Possingham
"The distribution and abundance of resources encountered by a forager"
The American Naturalist, Vol. 133 No. 1 (1989), pp. 42-60. (Jstor)

April 12

JC I: Brendan O'Fallon presenting

R. A. Fisher
"The wave of advance of advantageous genes"
Annals of Eugenics, Vol. 7 (1937), pp. 255-369.

April 21

JC II: Aaron McDonald (discussion leader)

Group discussion on research projects

April 26

JC I: Katherine Fitzgerald presenting

Robert A. Armstrong and Richard McGehee
"Competitive Exclusion"
The American Naturalist, Vol. 115 No. 2 (1980), pp. 151-170. (Jstor)