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Population dynamics in highly fragmented regions

Grant number: 18/23984-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2019
Effective date (End): February 28, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Roberto André Kraenkel
Grantee:Vítor de Oliveira Sudbrack
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/01343-7 - ICTP South American Institute for Fundamental Research: a regional center for theoretical physics, AP.TEM

Abstract

This project proposes to study the effects of spatial heterogeneities on the dynamics of populations. The focus is on highly fragmented areas, like the Brazilian Atlantic Forest. We intend to use numerical methods to solve reaction-diffusion equations e analyze how patterns of persistence, coexistence and exclusion are affected by the spatial arrangement of fragments.

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