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Invading a stable structured population

Invading a stable structured population

Series: Quantitative Biology Colloquium
Location: Math 402
Presenter: Emily Meissen, Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona

While most species are iteroparous, reproducing multiple times throughout life, there are a variety of semelparous species, such as cicadas, Pacific salmon, annual plants, etc., which only reproduce once. To investigate whether there is an advantage in a species being iteroparous or semelparous, we look specifically at whether one holds an advantage when invading a population. We analyze the invasion by both types into a stable resident population through a bifurcation approach using a structured population model.

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