Mathematical Biology Seminar

Thure Cerling
Departments of Geology and Biology, University of Utah

HAIR-History of Animals using Isotope Records

Wednesday, October 17, 2012, at 3:05pm
LCB 225

Stable isotopes record aspects of behavior such as migration or diet - but the record is preserved imperfectly in tissues such as hair or teeth due to isotope mixing during tissue formation. I'll present some case studies where we use forward or inverse modeling to improve our understanding of how signals are recorded, and how we use this to better understand the primary behavior of individuals.