PDE and Differential Geometry Seminar
This talk is cancelled
Nessy Tania (Smith college)
Monday, October 8, 2018
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.