MPE 2013+ Workshop on Management of Natural Resources

June 4 - 6, 2015
Howard University, Washington, DC

Jon Conrad, Cornell University, jmc16 at
Midge Cozzens, DIMACS, Rutgers University, midgec at
Avner Friedman, Ohio State/MBI, afriedman at
Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, NIMBioS, lenhart at
Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross, croberts at
Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University, froberts at
Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University, ayakubu at
Presented under the auspices of the DIMACS Special Program: Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013+.

Workshop Program:

This is a preliminary program subject to change.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
 7:00 - 9:00pm  Reception held in the Montgomery Room located in the Lower Level of the Hampton Inn

Thursday, June 4, 2015

 6:00          Breakfast is available at the hotel starting at 6:00am

 6:45          Meet in hotel lobby for carpool to Howard University

 8:00 -  8:30  Greetings, Dr. Bernard Mair, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

 8:30 -  9:00  Opening Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University

 9:00 -  9:40  Control of Invasive Species
               Alan Hastings, University of California, Davis

9:40 - 10:15   Bioeconomics and the Efficiency of Invasive Species Surveillance and Eradication
	       Andrew (Sandy) Liebhold, USDA Forest Service

10:15 - 10:40  Break 
10:40 - 11:15  A Bovine Babesiosis Mathematical Model with Dispersion
	       Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University 

11:15 - 12:10  Panel: Ensuring Scientific Knowledge is Useful for Practical Decision Making
               Richard Merrick, Chief Science Advisor, National Oceanic and Atmospheric    
               Administration (NOAA) Fisheries
               Keith Criddle, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska
               Catherine A. Roberts, Editor-in-Chief of Natural Resource Modeling, Department of 
               Mathematics and Computer Science, College of the Holy Cross
               Hans Kaper, Georgetown University
12:15 -  1:15  Lunch 

 1:15 -  2:00  Mathematics to Promote Public Health and Biomedicine		
               Avner Friedman, Ohio State University
 2:00 -  2:35  Mathematics for Water Management Strategies
               Lea Jenkins, Clemson University

 2:35 -  3:10  A Simulation-based Optimization Approach to
               Decision Making in Farming Practices
               Katherine Fowler, Clarkson University

 3:10 -  3:20  Joint Optimization of Hydroelectric Power Plants
	       Matthew P. Johnson, Lehman College, CUNY 

 3:25 -  3:40  Optimal Control Theory Approach to Diaprepes Root Weevils
	       Christina Edholm, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 

 3:40 -  4:10  Break

 4:10 -  4:45  A Nova Model and Web App for Sustainable Harvesting and
	       Population Viability Analyses in Teaching and Research
               Wayne Getz, University of California, Berkeley

 4:45 -  5:25  Bioeconomics of Marine Reserves when Dispersal Evolves
               Michael Neubert, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

 5:25 -  5:35  Human and Nature Dynamics (HANDY): Modeling Inequality and use of
               Resources in the Collapse or Sustainability of Societies
               Safa Motesharrei, SESYNC

 5:35          Adjourn for the day  

 7:15	       Banquet Dinner held in the Montgomery Room located in the Lower Level of the Hampton Inn

After Dinner   Discussion: Future Plans for MPE and in Particular Management of Natural Resources

               Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University
               Abdul-Aziz Yakubu, Howard University  
               Suzanne Lenhart, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, NIMBioS,
               Catherine Roberts, College of the Holy Cross,
               Jon Conrad, Cornell University
               Hans Kaper, Georgetown University

Friday, June 5, 2015

 8:30 -  8:40  Opening Remarks, Day 2

 8:40 -  9:15  La Machine Infernale How the Interplay of Social, Ecological,
               and Environmental Factors Influence the Observability
               and Controllability of Fishery Social Ecological Systems
               Keith Criddle, Juneau Center for Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, U. of Alaska Fairbanks
 9:15 -  9:50  Paul Houser, George Mason University

 9:50 - 10:15  Break 

10:15 - 11:10  Education Panel

               Hans Engler, Georgetown University
	       Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee
	       Paul Houser, George Mason University
	       Katherine Fowler, Clarkson University
	       Fred Roberts, Rutgers University

11:10 - 11:45  When to Mature? New Answers from Life History Theory, with Applications to Great Lakes Salmonids
               Carl Simon, University of Michigan

11:45 - 12:20  Mathematical Programming Models and Algorithms in Computational Sustainability
               David Shmoys, Cornell University

12:20 -  1:20  Lunch and poster setup

 1:20 -  1:55  Largely-Unexplored Factors in Modeling Conservation
               Bobbi Low, University of Michigan

 1:55 -  2:10  Modeling of Sustainable Forest Management under Climate Changes and Natural Disturbances
	       Natali Hritonenko, Prairie View A&M University

 2:10 -  2:25  A Mathematical Model of Nutrients-Phytoplankton-Oysters in a Bay Ecosystem
	       Najat Ziyadi, Morgan State University

 2:25 -  2:40  Marine Reserve Economics and the Value of Spatial Knowledge
               Holly Moeller, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 2:40 -  2:55  A Semiparametric Bayesian Approach for Estimation of Individual Growth 
               Juan Lopez Arriaza, University of California, Santa Cruz 

 2:55 -  3:20  Break

 3:20 -  4:30  Poster session   
               Simulation and Corroboration of Near-surface CO2 Leak Events Occurring at an Industrial CCS Site
               Caitlin Augustin and Benjamin Galfond, University of Miami

               Modeling Resilience of Natural Systems
               Katherine Meyer, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

               A Mathematical Model for the Population Dynamics of Disease Transmitting Vectors with Spatial Consideration
               Nourridine Siewe, Howard University 

               Optimal Control Methods for Individual-based Models of Disease
               Noam Ross, University of California, Davis

               Towards a Sustainability Assessment Tool for Bioenergy
               (STAT-B): Key Components and Requirement Specification
               Nathan Pollesch, University of Tennessee-Knoxville

               Duckweed as a Sustainable Bioenergy Crop
               Philomena Chu, Rutgers University

               Malaria Incidence and Anopheles Mosquito Density in
               Irrigated and Adjacent Non-Irrigated Villages of Niono in Mal
               Moussa Doumbia, Howard University

               Adaptive Management Strategies in Canada's Boreal Ecosystem
               Harry Kessels, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa

               Missing Constraints: Local Incentives May Sabotage
               Landscape-Scale Coordinated Management
               Gwen Spencer, Smith College

               Modeling Feral Hogs in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
               Ben Levy, University of Tennessee

               The Chukchi Sea Ecosystem: Assessment of Contemporary
               Conditions and Vulnerability to Extended Human Activities
               Dubrava Kirievskaya, The University of Utah

 4:35 -  5:10  Bioeconomics of a Marine Disease		
               Jon Conrad, Cornell University

 5:10 -  5:45  Michael Hanemann, UC Berkeley

 5:45          Adjourn for the day  

 Evening       Dinner on your own		

Saturday, June 6, 2015

 8:30 -  8:40  Opening Remarks, Day 3

 8:40 -  9:15  Incorporating Evolutionary Rescue into Population Viability Models
               Nina Fefferman, Rutgers University
 9:15 -  9:35  Panel Discussion: Plans for MPE+ Education Workshop
	       Leaders: Suzanne Lenhart and Fred Roberts

 9:35 -  9:50  A Periodic Matrix Population Model for Monarch Butterflies
               Anthony Tongen, James Madison University

 9:50 - 10:05  Environmentally Sustainable Management of Agricultural Production
               Yuri Yatsenko, Houston Baptist University

10:05 - 10:25  Feedback Methods for Population Management 
               Richard Rebarber, University of Nebraska  Lincoln

10:25 - 10:50  Break

10:50 - 11:25  Modeling Johne's Disease in the Dairy Industry
	       Suzanne Lenhart, NIMBioS, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

11:25 - 12:00  Closing Discussion: Future Plans for MPE and Management of Natural Resources Fred Roberts, DIMACS, Rutgers University

12:00 -  1:00  Brown Bag Lunch

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