|Humans have introduced most of the alien species found worldwide. If these species manage to survive, reproduce, spread and finally harm a new environment, they are called invasive. Invasive species can change habitats and ecosystem processes, crowd out native species or damage human activities, ultimately costing the global economy an estimated $1.4 trillion per year. The dramatic progression of an invasion involves a series of complex dynamical processes that requires sophisticated mathematical language to describe, quantify and investigate. This course will focus on development and analysis of mathematical models that have and can be applied to these processes.
Note: Registration deadline is April 5, 2013, but for best chances of a successful application please register by February 22.
We ask that you provide the following to help us evaluate your application to the summer school: (1) a CV (2) academic transcripts (3) a reference who can write a letter of recommendation for you (3) a one-page personal statement indicating why you would like to participate in the summer school, how your training has prepared you for the summer school and your goals in taking the summer school.