BIRS workshop: Mathematics of Human Environmental Systems
|Audience:||Researchers in the topic|
|Conference dates:||Mon Jan 25 to Fri Jan 29|
|Curator:||BIRS Programme Coordinator*|
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This workshop will address emerging challenges in human-environment interactions. Ecosystem services are under threat due to human activities. We will model feedbacks between the environment and human behaviour with a view to illuminating the mathematical structures that govern interactions. Our goal is to develop methods that can suggest a path forward in improving the interactions between humans and the environment.
The workshop will include some existing case studies where theoretical models have been successful in suggesting a path forward such as vaccination strategies, deployment of antivirals, range corridors for wildlife, restricted shipping speed in areas populated by whales, with a view to expanding the role that mathematics and statistics can play in this endeavour.