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PDE & AM / ISMCM Joint Seminars - Dr. Junping Shi, Margaret Hamilton Professor of Mathematics, College of William and Mary

Partial Differential Equations & Applied Math & Interdisciplinary Seminar on Mathematical & Computational Modeling

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
  1:10–2 p.m.

Location: Surge Building 268
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Category: Seminar

Title: Modeling Chesapeake Bay oyster population 


Native oyster populations in Chesapeake Bay have been the focus of three decades of restoration attempts, which have generally failed to rebuild the populations and oyster reef structure. Recent restoration successes and field experiments indicate that the vertical relief of reefs is critical to reef persistence. I will describe an interdisciplinary research effort on oyster population and related problems. More specifically, I will talk about (i) ordinary differential equation models of live oysters, dead oyster shells, and sediment, (ii) ordinary differential equation model of multiple reefs displaying bistability, and (iii) partial differential equation models of oyster or mussel shoreline pattern formation.

Biosketch: Junping Shi is the Margaret Hamilton Professor of Mathematics in College of William and Mary. He studied mathematics in Nankai University of China, and he obtained PhD in mathematics from Brigham Young University in 1998. His research areas include nonlinear elliptic and parabolic equations, bifurcation theory and mathematical biology, and his research is supported by the mathematical biology program in National Science Foundation. He is an associate editor of  4 journals in analysis and differential equations. He has received Plumeri Awards for Faculty Excellence (2013), Arts and Sciences Distinguished Associate Professor (2010), and Phi Beta Kappa Faculty Award for the Advancement of Scholarship (2008) in College of William and Mary. He is the director of William and Mary NSF EXTREEMS-QED program.

Additional Information: Math Seminars

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Mathematics

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