
January 26, 2016 

Homoclinic Bifurcation in a climate application,
Julie Leifeld, School of Mathematics 


February 2, 2016 

Challenges in Adapting the Budyko Energy Balance Model to Pluto,
Alice Nadeau, School of Mathematics 


March 8, 2016 

Glacial Cycles: Role of Eccentricity in Ice Line Movement,
Priyam Raghuraman, School of Mathematics 


March 22, 2016 

Prospects for Quantifying Resilience using Dynamical Systems Theory,
Kate Meyer, School of Mathematics 


March 29, 2016 

Dynamics of Energy Balance Models for Planetary Climate,
Alice Nadeau, School of Mathematics 


April 5, 2016 

Parasite infection can favor seasonal migration by hosts,
Allison Shaw, Department of Ecology, Evolution, & Behavior 


Seasonal migration influences how animals acquire and transmit parasites. Past work shows that migration can reduce infection via escaping infected areas or culling infected individuals. Here I propose a third process: migratory recovery, where infected individuals lose their parasites (recover from infection) during migration. Although migratory recovery is likely widespread, it is challenging to empirically test it as a selective force promoting migration. I will present a model that couples continuous and discrete time dynamics to determine when migratory recovery can select for migration. 


April 12, 2016 

A discussion of the paper, "Catastrophes and resilience of a zerodimensional
climate system with icealbedo and greenhouse feedback," by Klaus Fraedrich,
Shannon Negaard, School of Mathematics 


April 19, 2016 

An Introduction to Energy Balance Models,
Richard McGehee, School of Mathematics 

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April 26, 2016 

A discussion of the paper "A Quadratic Approximation
to Budyko’s IceAlbedo Feedback Model with Ice Line
Dynamics", by McGehee and Widiasih,
Ryan Matzke, School of Mathematics 





