Math Biol Workshop 2021
Winter Workshop on Competition Dynamics in Biology Dec 15-17, 2021

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Program Description
The "Winter Workshop on Competition Dynamics in Biology" will be held at
The Ohio State University December 15-17, 2021. This workshop aims to bring together
mathematicians and biologists who are interested in questions in spatial ecology to
present some current topics in this area, and to propose new mathematical and biological
problems for future research.
Conference poster
Talk abstracts

All talks will be available on zoom at the time of the event.
To obtain a link to attend the event, please register:

 Register HERE to get the zoom link later  

Confirmed Plenary Speakers
Robert Stephen Cantrell, U of Miami
Chris Cosner, U of Miami
Avner Friedman, Ohio State
Chris Klausmeier, Michigan State (tentative)
Sebastian Schreiber, UC Davis
Junping Shi, William & Mary
Rebecca Tyson, British Columbia
Bo Zhang, Oklahoma State

Confirmed Invited Speakers
Wai Tong Fan, Indiana
Matt Holzer, George Mason
Yu Jin, Nebraska-Lincoln
Yun Kang, Arizona State
Maria M. Martignoni, New Foundland
Rachidi Salako, Nevada-Las Vegas
Olga Vasilyeva, New Foundland
Xueying Wang, Washington State
Qiliang Wu, Ohio Univ.
Yixiang Wu, Middle Tennessee


Schedule Wednesday December 15 [abstracts]
All talks will be held in Math Tower 724
8:15 - 9:15 Breakfast, check in, and welcome
9:15-10:00 - Sebastian Schreiber - Coevolution of Patch Selection in Stochastic Environments
10:00-10:30 - Coffee Break
10:30-11:00 - Yu Jin (v) SLIDES - The dynamics of a two host-two virus system in a chemostat environment
11:15-12:00 - Chris Cosner (v) SLIDES - Reaction-diffusion models that are cooperative
                        at low densities and competitive at high densities.
12:00-2:00 Conference Lunch at the Faculty Club
2:00-2:45 - Rebecca Tyson (v) SLIDES - Indirect competitors in a spatial landscape: Mutualist hosts
2:50-3:20 - Maria Martignoni (v) SLIDES - Mechanisms for coexistence and competitive exclusion among mutualists
3:20-3:50 Coffee Break
3:50-4:20 - Xueying Wang (v) - Target reproduction numbers for reaction-diffusion population models
4:25-4:55 - Matt Holzer SLIDES - Epidemic spreading in complex networks as front propagation into unstable states
5:00-5:30 - Qiliang Wu - Pearling and Localized Undulation of Bilayers in Amphiphilic Morphology
6:00 Conference Dinner at the Faculty Club

Tentative Schedule Thursday December 16 [abstracts]
All talks will be held in Math Tower 724
8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast, check in, and welcome
9:00-9:45 - Steve Cantrell - On The Evolution of Slow Dispersal In Multispecies Communities.
9:45-10:15 - Louis Fan - Probability of extinction in expanding populations
10:15-10:45 - Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 - Yun Kang (v) - Recruitment Dynamics of Social Insect Colonies
11:15-12:00 - Junping Shi SLIDES - The effect of time delay on diffusive Lotka-Volterra competition models
12:00-2:00 Conference Lunch at the Faculty Club
2:00-2:45 - Bo Zhang (v) SLIDES - Movement alters carrying capacity and coexistence in heterogeneous environments
3:00-3:30 - Rachidi Salako - Competition-Exclusion of pathogens in a diffusive multi-strain epidemic model
3:30-4:00 Coffee Break
4:00-4:45 - Chris Klausmeier - Towards a Unified Framework for Metacommunity Ecology
6:00 Conference Dinner at SOW Plated (1625 W Lane Ave, Upper Arlington, OH 43221)

Tentative Schedule Friday December 17 [abstracts]
All talks will be held in Math Tower 724
8:15 - 9:00 Breakfast, check in, and welcome
9:00-9:45 - Avner Friedman SLIDES- Open problems from math biology : competition between two types of cells
9:50-10:20 - Olga Vasilyeva (v) SLIDES - Logistic reaction-diffusion-advection river network model: phase plane approach
10:20-10:50 - Coffee Break
10:50-11:20 - Yixiang Wu (v) SLIDES - Global dynamics of a Lotka-Volterra competition patch model
11:25-11:55 - King-Yeung Lam SLIDES - Competition for light in phytoplankton populations
End of conference

All participants, including invited speakers, are asked to register online. Registration will be open through December 1, 2021. Please fill out the following
 Registration Link  

There are many hotels near campus at which you can make a reservation, including: There are also many more hotel options near by if one of these does not work.

Because there is no OSU football game the weekend of December 15-17, it seems there are many events planned in the area. It is probably a good idea to book your hotel earlier rather than later.

For more information, please contact:
Adrian Lam (lam (dot) 184 (at) osu (dot) edu)
Yuan Lou (lou (dot) 8 (at) osu (dot) edu)

Travel information
There is some funding available for travel reimbursement. Please contact Adrian Lam about such funding.

If arriving by car, you can park in either:
  • Tuttle Garage: 2000 Tuttle Park Pl, Columbus, OH 43210. It is one block from Cockins Hall, where the conference will take place.
  • Lane Garage: 2100 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210. It is a bit further; use if Tuttle is closed for some reason.
Take a ticket when you enter the garage. If you are a speaker or have contacted Adrian Lam about travel funding, he will have a parking pass for you, which is a sticker you can place on the ticket which will pay for your parking.

The organizers gratefully acknowledge support from:
The Mathematics Research Institute at OSU
Institute for Mathematics and Applications at UMN

last modified: 2021/9/14