population model

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 9:00am - 9:50am
Thomas Kurtz (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
Classical models of biological populations, for example, Markov branching processes, typically model population size and possibly the distribution of types and/or locations of individuals in the population. The intuition behind these models usually includes ideas about the relationships among the individuals in the population that cannot be directly recovered from the model. This loss of information is even greater if one employs large population approximations such as the diffusion approximations popular in population genetics.
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