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

Room assignment: Student-Alumni Council Room (#2154) in The Ohio Union.

**MS07-ECOP-1**(click here).

**Organizers:**

#### Christopher Heggerud, Tyler Meadows

**Description**:

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.

#### 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"

**Additional authors**: Maria M. Martignoni, Rebecca C. Tyson, Oren Kolodny, Jimmy Garnier

#### 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"

**Additional authors**: Dr. S. C. Thakur, Auburn University

#### Tyler Meadows

*Queen's University (Mathematics and Statistics)*

###### "Evolution of persister cells"

**Additional authors**: Troy Day Queen's University Mathematics and Statistics, Chongming Li Queen's University Mathematics and Statistics