Grant: $180,000 - National Science Foundation - Sep. 14, 2009
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Award Description: As nations work to establish sustainable environmental management practices for ecosystems and natural resources, there’s need for better mathematical theories that account for the feedback responses of natural systems to changes in management practice. While freely mixed models can provide valuable insight into the qualitative features of ecological management problems, spatial structure can modulate the feedback responses of adaptive agents in complicated ways that can not be predicted from freely mixed models.
Project Description: As an important step forward in our understanding of these management challenges, the PI to study the spatially structured feedback responses in game-theoretic models of adaptive agent’s behaviors under a 3 year grant. Initial investigations will focus on equilibrium behaviors related to (1) infectious disease transmission and (2) the explicit spatial dynamics of animal aggregations in response to predation. The research will result in novel predictions of spatial patterns based on rational agent behavior, and some understanding of how these spatial patterns may change in response to management practices. The mathematical results will be used to guide further studies in ecology and epidemiology.
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