Exploratroy Conference on the Mathematics of Biodiversity

Jul 2 2012 - 10:00
Jul 6 2012 - 10:00
Venue: 

Centre de Recerca Matemàtica, Bellaterra, Barcelona

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OBJECTIVES
1. Develop diversity measures that are sensitive to species similarity.
2. Understand the mathematical content of Jost's partitioning result.
3. Extend Jost's partitioning result to similarity-sensitive measures.
This activity is not just about creating new mathematics. It is also crucial that the methods developed are useful to life scientists. This requires communication in both directions: From life scientists to mathematicians and from mathematicians to life scientists.

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
Ben Allen, Harvard University
Silvia Cuadrado, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Tom Leinster, University of Glasgow
Richard Reeve, University of Glasgow
John Woolliams, University of Edimburgh

DEADLINES
Deadline for grant applications: May 2, 2012
Deadline for registration and payment: June 2, 2012