PDE and Differential Geometry Seminar

This talk is cancelled

Nessy Tania (Smith college)

Monday, October 8, 2018 2:30 pm
MONT 214 (Storrs)

Predator-prey interactions have been widely studied and shown to exhibit spatio-temporal patterns. Simple taxis of foragers towards randomly moving prey is known to exhibit stabilizing effects and cannot lead to spontaneous formation of patterns. However, within a social group, foragers may choose different strategies when searching for prey. Using linear stability analysis on a system of PDEs, I will show how social interactions and the presence of different foraging strategies can lead to formations of spatio-temporal oscillatory patterns. I will also discuss some preliminary work in building and analyzing individual-based models of social interactions during group foraging.