MS06 - ECOP-1 Student-Alumni Council Room (#2154) in The Ohio Union
Microbial and ecological dynamics across the many natural scales
Thursday, July 20 at 10:30am
Christopher Heggerud, Tyler Meadows
Biological interactions occur in a myriad of different temporal, spatial, and ecological scales. Explicit consideration of such multiscale dynamics has led to a much deeper understanding of ecological phenomena and has left even more unanswered questions. In this session we wish to explore the scientific advances that have taken place in modeling biological dynamics that occur on the various natural scales. In particular we highlight transient dynamics that occur on biologically relevant timescales, trophic interactions among species of various size scales, and community dynamics that can occur on various spatial scales. The goal of this session is to highlight the many different scales involved in biological dynamics, discuss the useful mathematical tools for studying such systems and to show comparison by giving examples within both ecological and microbial systems.