Navigating the Tangled Bank: Environmental Impacts on Ecological Networks
Dr. Tim Wooten from the University of Chicago presents:
Predicting ecological impacts is essential to guide environmental management and policy, but indirect effects arising from ecological complexity make this challenging. I have been developing a quarter century long data set documenting the ecological dynamics of the rocky intertidal community of Tatoosh Island, Washington, connecting it to multiple mathematical approaches to this problem, and testing these approaches experimentally. I will present several case studies adopting this approach, including investigating ocean acidification and its ecological effects using Markov chain models, searching for dynamic and network indicators of species importance, and probing the effectiveness of multi-spatial cross-convergent mapping to identify causal interactions in ecosystems.
Friday, March 15 at 3:30pm to 4:30pm
Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), 307
1414 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996