Biomathematics Faculty Search Seminar

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 4:10pm
Event Type: 

Department of Mathematics

Biomathematics Faculty Search


Rana Parshad

Assistant Professor

Clarkson University


Finite Time Blow-Up and “Ecological” Damping: Applications to Invasive Species Control



In this talk I will present some recent finite time blow-up results in heat and wave equations, as a lead into studying certain explosive invasive populations, such as the Burmese python in South Florida. I will next introduce the idea of “ecological” damping as a means of controlling such invasive populations. These novel controls have the advantage of avoiding non-target effects due to classical chemical and biological control. I will conclude with future directions in the biological control of invasive species.