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Research Program on Mathematics of Biodiversity
 
This is a Mathematics of the Planet Earth activity
This research program was supported in part by the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council under grant number BB/J020567/1
 
Practical information
 
Dates: June 18 to July 20, 2012
 
Place: Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
 
 
  
Objectives
 
What is diversity? How do we measure it? This event will bring together life scientists and mathematicians to advance our understanding of
diversity and its measurement.
 
1. Develop diversity measures that are sensitive to species similarity.
 
2. Diversity of partitioned communities: the mathematics of within-group and between-group diversity, including when inter-species similarity is taken into account.
 
3. What are the implications of a mathematically rigorous theory of diversity and differentiation for conservation biology, ecology, evolutionary theory, epidemiology and population genetics?
 
4. What can mathematicians learn from recent advances in diversity measurement?  
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
 
Scientific Organizers

Tom Leinster, University of Glasgow
Richard Reeve, University of Glasgow
 
Activities organized within the research program
 
 
 
List of research visitors
 
 
 You can check the list of invited researchers here
Grants available
 
 
There are two type of grants available
 
1. To conduct two weeks research visits at the CRM within the program while participating in the Conference. You can check the details in here.
 
2. To participate in the Conference. You can check the details at the Conference web page. 
 
 
Additional information
 
 
For further information, please contact Ms. Neus Portet at nportet@crm.cat.