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International Conference on Mathematical Biology and

Annual Meeting of The Society for Mathematical Biology,

July 27-30, 2009

University of British Columbia, Vancouver



CTH5Woodward 5;   10:15 am - 12:15 pm, July 30
TitleBehavioural ecology
Session chairAndrew Edwards
Speaker 1Andrew Edwards
Pacific Biological Station, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
How a lack of statistical analysis led to claims that many animals forage using similar random walks described by power-law distributions
Speaker 2Eliezer Gurarie
University of Helsinki
Modeling of encounter rates for randomly moving individuals: Mathematical predictions and ecological consequences
Speaker 3Leah R. Johnson
University of California Santa Barbara
Optimal Foraging Strategies in Albatrosses.
Speaker 4Kei Tokita
Osaka University
Species abundance distributions, the species-area relationships and the Zipf's law
Speaker 5Péter Molnár
Centre for Mathematical Biology, University of Alberta
Using Dynamic Energy Budget Models to Predict Changes in Polar Bear Reproduction under Climate Change
Speaker 6Mary Myerscough
University of Sydney
Why do so few choose for so many? Nonlinear decision-making by honey bees.

-- Contributed talks are scheduled for 20 min each, including time for questions.