Stochastic and Deterministic Models for Evolutionary Biology (16w5113)


(Ecole polytechnique)

Vincent Calvez (École normale supérieure de Lyon)

(University of Texas)

Sylvie Méléard (Ecole polytechnique)

(University of British Columbia)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Stochastic and Deterministic Models for Evolutionary Biology" workshop from July 31st to August 5th, 2016.

The world is confronted to new environmental challenges: global warming, emerging epidemics, antibiotic resistant bacteria... Those problems are very complex, involving many aspects of our societies (from public health management to transportation). The stakes are high, and the available theoretical or experimental tools remain unable to embrace this level of complexity.
This workshop will focus on the spatial and evolutionary dynamics of organisms submitted to a changing environment. It is a key element common to many societal problems, on which an interdisciplinary approach can shade a new light. By bringing together biologists and mathematicians working on those problems, this meeting will lead to the development of new ideas, and new tools to understand the ecology of organisms in a changing world.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry.

The research station in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT.