Alexander Browning, Sara Hamis
All biological systems consist of interacting parts. With this minisymposium, we will bring together mathematical models of communities with interacting individuals from various scales: from cell-bacteria interactions, to cell and bacteria communities, to interactions at the macroscale between insects and birds. This minisymposium will stimulate discussion and identify common threads, enabling collaboration between modellers who may not otherwise interact. Through a succession of talks, we will discuss how decisions, actions and interactions on the individual-level affect population level dynamics. Moreover, the talks will exemplify how we can manipulate these individual-level decisions, actions and interactions to steer population dynamics towards desired states.