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1998 Fall Western Section Meeting
Tucson, AZ, November 1315, 1998
Meeting #938
Associate secretaries: Bernard Russo, AMS brusso@math.uci.edu
Special Session on Mathematics and Biology

Saturday November 14, 1998, 9:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematics and Biology, I
Room 220, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences Organizers: Jim Cushing, University of Arizona cushing@math.arizona.edu
Shandelle M. Henson, University of Arizona henson@math.arizona.edu

9:00 a.m.
Hamiltonian Limits and Subharmonic Resonance in Ecological Models: I. From the Pendulum \dots.
William M. Schaffer*, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona.
Aaron A. King, Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
(9389275)

9:30 a.m.
Hamiltonian Limits and Subharmonic Resonance in Ecological Models: II. \dots to the Lynx and the Hare.
Aaron A. King*, Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona
William M. Schaffer, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Program in Applied Mathematics, University of Arizona.
(9389276)

10:00 a.m.
Variations on the complex formation approach in modeling predator prey relations, mating, and sexual disease transmission.
Horst R. Thieme*, Arizona State University
Jinling Yang, Arizona State University
(9389237)

10:30 a.m.
How to Construct Better HighDimensional Population Models.
Yang Kuang*, ASU
(9389233)

Saturday November 14, 1998, 3:00 p.m.5:50 p.m.
Special Session on Mathematics and Biology, II
Room 220, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences Organizers: Jim Cushing, University of Arizona cushing@math.arizona.edu
Shandelle M. Henson, University of Arizona henson@math.arizona.edu

3:00 p.m.
Consistency and Fluctuation Theorems for Discrete Time Structured Population Models Having Demographic Stochasticity .
Joseph C Watkins*, University of Arizona
(9389256)

3:30 p.m.
From Individuals to Population Dynamics: A Method and an Example .
Wade Leitner*, University of Arizona
(9386096)

4:00 p.m.
A Stochastic ContinuousTime AgeStructured Population Model.
Edward J. Allen*, Texas Tech University
Maruful Chowdhury, Texas Tech University
(9389210)

4:30 p.m.
Estimating Mean Time to Extinction; an Overview of Some Popular Methods.
Kevin R Anderson*, Institute for Mathematics and Its Applications
Wade Leitner, Department of Mathematics
(9389231)

5:00 p.m.
A model of the population dynamics and coevolution of mutualisms.
Brian J McGill*, U of Arizona
(93892123)

5:30 p.m.
Temperature based growth/mortality model for the Mountain Pine Beetle.
Peter W White*, Tarleton State University
(9389266)

Sunday November 15, 1998, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Mathematics and Biology, III
Room 220, Physics & Atmospheric Sciences Organizers: Jim Cushing, University of Arizona cushing@math.arizona.edu
Shandelle M. Henson, University of Arizona henson@math.arizona.edu

8:30 a.m.
A Mathematical model of microbial growth and competition in a plug flow reactor: a model of the gut.
Hal L Smith*, Arizona State University
(9389249)

9:00 a.m.
Temporal and spatial synchronization in microbial ecology.
Frank C Hoppensteadt*, ASU
(9389262)

9:30 a.m.
Differentiability and species coexistence.
Frederick R Adler*, AMS
(9389259)

10:00 a.m.
The dynamics of a simple food chain.
Sophia R.  J. Jang*, Texas Tech University
(93892101)

10:30 a.m.
A Dynamical System Modeling Meristematic Plant Developement and Reproducing the Observed Phyllotactic Patterns.
Pau Atela, Math Department, Smith College
Christophe Gole, Math Department, Smith College
Scott Hotton*, Math Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(93892106)
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