Dr. Joe Champion
Funded Project

Evaluating Mathematical Visualization and Modeling Approaches for Use in Monitoring and Forecasting the Spread of Newly-Invasive Species

Funding details:
Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit, Great Basin CESU, U.S. Department of the Interior, Geological Survey, July 15, 2015 - July 14, 2016, $40,000.

This project investigates age-structured and reaction-diffusion based temporal and spatial mathematical models for newly-invasive species in the U.S. Initially focusing on reptile species such as the Burmese python (Python molurus) and tegu lizard (Tupinambis merianae), the interdisciplinary collaboration will include development of new visualization tools for wildlife managers and researchers using R, as well as freely-accessible related educational materials for multiple audiences.