ECOP-MS19

# Population Dynamics Across Interacting Networks or Scales

#### Thursday, June 17 at 09:30am (PDT)

Thursday, June 17 at 05:30pm (BST)

Friday, June 18 01:30am (KST)

**MS20-ECOP**(click here).

**Organizers:**

#### Necibe Tuncer (Florida Atlantic University, USA), Hayriye Gulbudak ( University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA), Cameron Browne (University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)

**Description**:

Modeling the complexity of populations and ecosystems requires innovative applications of dynamical systems and differential equations. Of particular interest are multi-scale or multi-species models where components, in themselves representing commonly studied systems in mathematical biology, are coupled together to form complex systems. For example, ecosystems may be viewed as high-dimensional networks of interacting species. Rapidly evolving and diverse interacting populations, such as a viral ``quasi-species'' and host immune response, quickly build a dynamic network of multiple variants whose structure can possibly be predicted through analytical or computational tools. Another layer of complexity to consider can be connecting the interdependent scales of within-host (immunology) and between-host (epidemiology) for infectious diseases. Modeling populations across networks or scales can bring genetic, biological or spatial structure into the equation, and motivates novel application of partial or high-dimensional ordinary differential equations. In this special session, we collect a variety of speakers who model population dynamics across interacting networks or scales.

#### Glenn Webb

*(Vanderbilt University, USA)*

###### "A COVID-19 epidemic model predicting the effectiveness of vaccination in the US"

#### Cameron Browne

*(University of Louisiana at Lafayette, USA)*

###### "Connecting predator prey dynamics and population genetics in an evolving virus immune network"

#### Andrea Pugliese

*(University of Trento, Italy)*

###### "mmune memory build-up in models of repeated infections; how does this affect epidemic dynamics?"

#### Lauren M Childs

*(Virginia Tech, USA)*