A successful wildlife management plan relies on two key factors: (1) the understanding of driving factors influencing the movement of social animals and (2) the understanding of what movement strategies are optimal depending on the environment. In this talk, I will first discuss results from work focused on determining how some social animals, such as Meerkats, move. We present a non-local reaction-advection-diffusion model along with an efficient numerical scheme that enables the incorporation of data. The second part of the talk will focus on how directed movement can help species overcome the strong Allee effect on both bounded and unbounded domains. I will also discuss the connection to optimal movement strategies in the context of the strong Allee effect.

# Population Dynamics & Ecology Subgroup (ECOP)

**Ad hoc subgroup meeting room(reserved for subgroup activities)**:

Ohio Staters Traditions Room in The Ohio Union

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# Sub-group minisymposia

##### MS01-ECOP-1:

Applications of Reaction-Diffusion Models in Biological Systems

**Organized by:** Yu Jin, Daniel Gomez, King Yeung (Adrian) Lam

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS02-ECOP-1**.

**Nancy Rodriguez***University of Colorado Boulder (Applied Mathematics)*

"Animal movement"**Andreas Buttenschön***University of Massachusetts Amherst (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)*

"Spatio-Temporal Heterogeneities in a Mechano-Chemical Model of Collective Cell Migration"**Daniel Gomez***University of Pennsylvania (Mathematics)*

"Multi-Spike Solutions in the Fractional Gierer-Meinhardt System"**Yixiang Wu***Middle Tennessee State University (Department of Mathematical Sciences)*

"Concentration phenomenon in a reaction-diffusion epidemic model with nonlinear incidence mechanism"

##### MS02-ECOP-1:

Applications of Reaction-Diffusion Models in Biological Systems

**Organized by:** Yu Jin, Daniel Gomez, King Yeung (Adrian) Lam

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS01-ECOP-1**.

**Xingfu Zou***University of Western Ontario (Mathematics)*

"On a predator-prey model with fear effect, predator-taxis and degeneracy in spatially heterogeneous environmen"**Yu Jin***University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Mathematics)*

"The influence of a protection zone on population dynamics"**Arwa Abdulla Baabdulla***University of Alberta (Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences)*

"Mathematical Modelling of Reovirus in Cancer Cell Cultures"**Domènec Ruiz-Balet***Imperial College London (Mathematics)*

"The tragedy of the commons via traveling waves in mean-field games"

##### MS03-ECOP-1:

Current trends in phylogenetics

**Organized by:** Kristina Wicke, Laura Kubatko

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS04-ECOP-1**.

**Hector Banos***Dalhousie University (Department of Mathematics and statistics)*

"When Are Profile Mixture Models affected by Over-parameterization?"**Peter Beerli***Florida State University (Scientific Computing)*

"Population genetics processes impact Species Trees estimation"**Lena Collienne***Fred Hutch Cancer Center (Computational Biology)*

"Spaces of Discrete Time Trees"**Tandy Warnow***University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (Computer Science)*

"New methods for very-large scale maximum likelihood tree estimation"

##### MS03-ECOP-2:

Modeling and Analysis of Evolutionary Dynamics Across Scales and Areas of Application

**Organized by:** Daniel Cooney, Olivia Chu

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS04-ECOP-2**.

**Anuraag Bukkuri***Moffitt Cancer Center (Integrated Mathematical Oncology)*

"Evolution of Resistance in Structured Neuroblastoma Populations"**Olivia J. Chu***Dartmouth College (Mathematics)*

"An Evolutionary Game Theory Model of Altruism via Arrhenotoky"**Nicole Creanza***Vanderbilt University (Department of Biological Sciences)*

"Modeling and analysis of cultural evolution: insights from humans and birds"**Wai-Tong (Louis) Fan***Indiana University (Mathematics)*

"Stochastic waves on metric graphs and their genealogies"

##### MS04-ECOP-1:

Current trends in phylogenetics

**Organized by:** Kristina Wicke, Laura Kubatko

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS03-ECOP-1**.

**Nathan Kolbow***University of Wisconsin-Madison (Department of Statistics)*

"Sorting gene trees by their path within a species network"**Brandon Legried***Georgia Institute of Technology (Mathematics)*

"Inferring phylogenetic birth-death models from extant lineages through time"**Colby Long***The College of Wooster (Mathematical and Computational Sciences)*

"Phylogenomic Models from Tree Symmetries"**Julia Chifman***American University (Mathematics and Statistics)*

"Cancer evolution: mathematical models and inference methods."

##### MS04-ECOP-2:

Modeling and Analysis of Evolutionary Dynamics Across Scales and Areas of Application

**Organized by:** Daniel Cooney, Olivia Chu

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS03-ECOP-2**.

**Abdel H. Halloway***University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Plant Biology)*

"Maintenance of mutualistic variation within and between species"**Judith Miller***Georgetown University (Mathematics and Statistics)*

"Modeling neutrality with climate data: the spread of the cabbage white butterfly Pieris rapae in North America"**Artem Novozhilov***North Dakota State University (Department of Mathematics)*

"On a hypercycle equation with infinitely many members"**Max O. Souza***Universidade Federal Fluminense (Instituto de Matemática e Estatística)*

"Continuous approximations of fixation probabilities for large populations on star graphs"

##### MS05-ECOP-1:

Population-level impacts of ecological interactions across scales

**Organized by:** Amanda Laubmeier

**Rebecca Everett***Haverford College (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)*

"Nutrient driven dynamics of ecosystem diseases"**Mohammad Mihrab Uddin Chowdhury***Texas Tech University (Department of Mathematics and Statistics)*

"Understanding Bsal Transmission Dynamics to Safeguard North American Salamander Populations"**Joshua C. Macdonald***Tel Aviv University (Faculty of Life Sciences)*

"Forward hysteresis and Hopf bifurcation in a NPZD model with application to harmful algal blooms"**Omar Saucedo***Virginia Tech (Mathematics)*

"The impact of host movement on mosquito-borne disease dynamics"

##### MS05-ECOP-2:

Mathematical models of community: a journey through the scales

**Organized by:** Alexander Browning, Sara Hamis

**Pierre Haas***Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (Biological Physics)*

"Impossible ecologies: interaction networks and stability of coexistence in ecological communities"**Aminat Yetunde Saula***University of Bath (Department of Mathematical Sciences)*

"Immune cell-bacteria interactions in tuberculosis"**Moriah Echlin***Tampere University (Medicine and Health Technology)*

"Characterizing the Impact of Communication on Cellular and Collective Behavior Using a Three-Dimensional Multiscale Cellular Model"**Daniel Strömbom***Lafayette College (Department of Biology)*

"Facilitating the emergence of collective biological controls to combat the spotted lanternfly and similar invasive pests"

##### MS06-ECOP-1:

Microbial and ecological dynamics across the many natural scales

**Organized by:** Christopher Heggerud, Tyler Meadows

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS07-ECOP-1**.

**Alan Hastings***University of California - Davis (Environmental Science and Policy)*

"Transient dynamics: the key to ecological understanding"**Rebecca Tyson***University of British Columbia, Okanogan*

"Mutualism at the leading edge: Insights into the eco-evolutionary dynamics of host-symbiont communities during range expansion"**Susmita Sadhu***Georgia College & State University (Department of Mathematics)*

"Methods for analyzing long transient dynamics in a three-dimensional predator-prey model featuring two timescales"**Tyler Meadows***Queen's University (Mathematics and Statistics)*

"Evolution of persister cells"

##### MS07-ECOP-1:

Microbial and ecological dynamics across the many natural scales

**Organized by:** Christopher Heggerud, Tyler Meadows

Note: this minisymposia has multiple sessions. The other session is **MS06-ECOP-1**.

**Kara Taylor***University of Florida (Department of Biology)*

"Simulating microbial metacommunities within the constraints of expected mean-variance relationships"**James Powell***Utah State University (Mathematics and Statistics)*

"Homogenization across scales reveals relative strengths of environmental and direct transmission of Chronic Wasting Disease in deer"**Chris Heggerud***UC Davis (Environmental Science and Policy)*

"A model free method of predicting transient dynamics."**Punit Gandhi***Virginia Commonwealth University (Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics)*

"Conceptual modeling of dryland vegetation patterns across timescales"

##### MS08-ECOP-1:

Modeling animal responses to environmental changes and pressures

**Organized by:** Yanyu Xiao, Xingfu Zou

**Daozhou Gao***Cleveland State University (Mathematics)*

"Influence of Changes in Population Movement on Total Biomass"**Xi Huo***University of Miami (Mathematics)*

"Linking mosquito trap data with models: identifiability, fitting, and applications"**Marco Tosato***Western University (Applied Mathematics)*

"Impact of deer migration on tick population dynamics"**Tianyu Cheng***Western University, Canada (Department of Mathematics)*

"Modelling the impact of society precaution on disease dynamics and its evolution"

##### MS08-ECOP-2:

Feedbacks between infectious disease and ecosystems

**Organized by:** Mihrab Uddin Chowdhury, Lale Asik, Benito Chen-Charpentier, Christina Cobbold'

**Saikanth Ratnavale***University of Notre Dame (Department of Biological Sciences)*

"Optimal controls of the mosquito-borne disease, Dengue with vaccination and control measures"**Damie Pak***Cornell University*

"Resource availability constrains the proliferation rate of malaria parasites"**Gabriella Torres Nothaft***Cornell University (Department of Mathematics)*

"Impact of Disease on a Lotka-Volterra Predation Model"**Karan Pattni***University of Liverpool*

"Eco-evolutionary dynamics in finite network-structured populations with migration"

##### MS08-ECOP-3:

Theoretical models of animal movement and foraging

**Organized by:** Rebecca Tyson, Sarah MacQueen

**Sarah MacQueen***University College Dublin (School of Agriculture and Food Science)*

"Model mechanism for choice of foraging site affects predicted pollination services"**Laurence Ketchemen Tchouaga***McGill University (Mathematics and statistics)*

"Spatial steady states in fragmented landscapes under monostable and bistable growth dynamics"**Katie Florko***University of British Columbia ( Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries)*

"Linking movement and dive data to prey distribution models: new insights in foraging behaviour and potential pitfalls of movement analyses"**Mennatallah Gouda***Utah State University (Mathematics and Statistics Department)*

"Characterization of the long-distance dispersal kernel of white-tailed deer and evaluating its impact on chronic wasting disease spread in Wisconsin"

# Sub-group contributed talks

##### CT01-ECOP-1:

ECOP Subgroup Contributed Talks

**Brendon McGuinness***McGill University*

"Optimization of resource consumption traits shape community structure and the strength of niche and neutral processes in competitive communities"**Farshad Shirani***Georgia Institute of Technology*

"Competition, Phenotypic Adaptation, and the Evolution of a Species’ Range"**Maud El-Hachem***CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation)*

"Coexistence in two-species competition with delayed maturation"**Zhao (Wendy) Wang***McGill University*

"Dynamics of a reduced gene regulation model with transport-driven state-dependent delay"

##### CT02-ECOP-1:

ECOP Subgroup Contributed Talks

**Alberto Tenore***University Federico II of Naples, Italy*

"A model on phototrophic granular biofilms: microbial ecology and reactor performance"**Alejandro Anderson***University of Idaho*

"Contribution of waiting times therapies on mathematical models to tackle antimicrobial-drug resistance"**Fordyce A. Davidson***University of Dundee*

"Competitive outcome in biofilms: a race for space"**Jessica Renz***University of Bergen*

"Learning and predicting the pathways of AMR evolution with hypercubic inference"

##### CT02-ECOP-2:

ECOP Subgroup Contributed Talks

**Aneequa Sundus***Indiana University Bloomington*

"Investigating the potential for light-mediated spatial-temporal pattern formation in cyanobacteria mixed populations using agent-based modeling"**Laura Wadkin***Newcastle University*

"Mathematical and statistical modelling of the spread of tree diseases and invasive pests through forest environments"**Suman Chakraborty***Friedrich Schiller University Jena*

"Selection pressure by specialist and generalist insect herbivores leads to optimal constitutive plant defense. A mathematical model"**Hong-Sung Jin***Chonnam National University, Korea*

"Assessment of American Bullfrog spreading in Korea using cellular automata learning"

##### CT03-ECOP-1:

ECOP Subgroup Contributed Talks

**Anastasios Stefanou***Institute for Algebra, Geometry, Topology and their Applications, University of Bremen*

"Topological Data Analysis and Phylogenetics"**Kristina Wicke***New Jersey Institute of Technology*

"Exploring spaces of semi-directed phylogenetic networks"**Sarah Bogen***Utah State University*

"A trait-based modeling approach to estimate global movement potential for plant populations in a warming planet"

# Sub-group poster presentations

##### ECOP Posters

**ECOP-01**

**Adam Lampert**

*The Hebrew University*

Poster ID: ECOP-01 (Session: PS01)

"Determining how to slow the spread of invasive species cost-effectively"

**ECOP-02**

**Benedict Fellows**

*University of Glasgow*

Poster ID: ECOP-02 (Session: PS01)

"Phenotypic plasticity as a cause of ecological tipping points"

**ECOP-03**

**Connor Shrader**

*University of Central Florida*

Poster ID: ECOP-03 (Session: PS01)

"Predation and Harvesting in Spatial Population Models"

**ECOP-04**

**Emily Simmons**

*William & Mary*

Poster ID: ECOP-04 (Session: PS01)

"A genetically explicit model for multigenerational control of emergent Turing patterns in hybrid Mimulus"

**ECOP-05**

**Gabriella Torres Nothaft**

*Cornell University*

Poster ID: ECOP-05 (Session: PS01)

"Impact of Disease on a Lotka-Volterra Predation Model: an Eigenvalue Analysis"

**ECOP-06**

**Jenita Jahangir**

*University of Louisiana at Lafayette*

Poster ID: ECOP-06 (Session: PS01)

"A discrete time stage structured host parasitoid model with pest control."

**ECOP-07**

**Julien Vincent**

*University of Naples Federico II, via Cintia, Monte S. Angelo, 80126 Napoli (Italy)*

Poster ID: ECOP-07 (Session: PS01)

"Modelling the spread of plasmid-borne resistance in biofilms through horizontal gene transfer"

**ECOP-08**

**Ryan St. Clair**

*Western Kentucky University (WKU)*

Poster ID: ECOP-08 (Session: PS01)

"A Model for Population Persistence and Dispersal in Spatially Heterogeneous Environments"

**ECOP-09**

**Sandra Annie Tsiorintsoa**

*Clemson University*

Poster ID: ECOP-09 (Session: PS01)

"THEORETICAL MODELS LINKING FUNCTIONAL REDUNDANCY AND HABITAT COMPLEXITY"

**ECOP-10**

**Youngseok Chang**

*Korea University*

Poster ID: ECOP-10 (Session: PS01)

"Predator--prey dynamics with nonuniform diffusion with spatial heterogeneity"

**ECOP-11**

**Zirhumanana Balike**

*University of Naples Federico II*

Poster ID: ECOP-11 (Session: PS01)

"A free boundary problem for a couple trace-metals precipitation-complexation process in granular biofilms"

**ECOP-01**

**Damie Pak**

*Cornell University*

Poster ID: ECOP-01 (Session: PS02)

"Resource availability constrains the proliferation rate of malaria parasites"

**ECOP-02**

**Fabiana Russo**

*Temple University*

Poster ID: ECOP-02 (Session: PS02)

"Modeling of water transport in subaerial microbial communities"

**ECOP-03**

**Jaewook Joo**

*Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University*

Poster ID: ECOP-03 (Session: PS02)

"Speeding up population extinction through temporally-modulated and counter-diabatic control"

**ECOP-04**

**Pranali Roy Chowdhury**

*Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India*

Poster ID: ECOP-04 (Session: PS02)

"Long spatio-temporal transients in slow-fast Bazykin's model"

**ECOP-05**

**Qi Zheng**

*Texas A&M Uniersity School of Public Health*

Poster ID: ECOP-05 (Session: PS02)

"A practical algorithm for an important class of the Luria-Delbruck distribution"

**ECOP-06**

**Richard Hall**

*University of Georgia*

Poster ID: ECOP-06 (Session: PS02)

"Feeding feedbacks: coupling human feeding of wildlife to observations of ecological processes shapes wildlife infection dynamics and impacts"

**ECOP-07**

**Samson Tosin Ogunlade**

*James Cook University*

Poster ID: ECOP-07 (Session: PS02)

"Modelling the ecological dynamics of mosquito populations with multiple co‑circulating Wolbachia strains"

**ECOP-08**

**Shaikh Obaidullah**

*Florida State University*

Poster ID: ECOP-08 (Session: PS02)

"Osmolality-Induced Competition Dynamics: Exploring the Effects of Prolonged PEG Consumption on Bacteria Populations in the Gut Microbiota'"

**ECOP-09**

**Sydney Ackermann**

*University of Toronto*

Poster ID: ECOP-09 (Session: PS02)

"Cancer allows life histories with the unicellular bottleneck to dominate despite opposing selection from competition"

**ECOP-10**

**Garrett Otto**

*SUNY Cortland*

Poster ID: ECOP-10 (Session: PS02)

"Allee effects introduced by density dependent pheology"

**ECOP-11**

**Karan Pattni**

*The University of Liverpool*

Poster ID: ECOP-11 (Session: PS02)

"Eco-evolutionary dynamics in finite network-structured populations with migration"