Department of Mathematics

Lamberson Ecology Lecture

The series is hosted by HSU’s Department of Mathematics and its name and funding from Roland Lamberson, Arcata, professor of mathematics at Humboldt State from 1980 to 2004.  Professor Lamberson has made substantial contributions in the application of mathematics to ecology and natural resources.

Dr. Larissa Bailey will deliver the Lamberson Ecology Lecture:

"Combining Science and Expert Knowledge to Determine Optimal Management Strategies for a Declining Amphibian"

Thursday, March 14, 2019
NR 101, 6:30 P.M.

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) are a salient threat to many animal taxa, causing local and global extinctions, altering communities and ecosystem function. One such disease, chytridiomycosis, is a prominent driver of amphibian declines caused by the fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd). To guide conservation policy, we combined empirical knowledge of host‐pathogen metapopulation dynamics with expert judgment regarding effects of management actions, to select from potential conservation strategies. Our findings are incorporated into management policy to guide conservation planning. We also developed a user‐friendly online application that could serve as a template for managers of other systems challenged by EIDs.

Dr. Bailey is an Associate Professor at Colorado State University. 

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Past Lamberson Ecology speakers have been:

March 2018 Barry Noon Colorado State University

March 2017 Andy Royle, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

February 2016 Dan Doak University of Colorado, Boulder

February 2015 Brian Dennis of the University of Idaho

March 2014 - Wayne Getz of the University of California at Berkeley.

February 2013 - Colin W. Clark of the University of British Columbia

December 2011 - Dr. Simon Levin, Princeton University, Professor of Biology and Director of the Center for BioComplexity.

April 2011 - Dr. Alan Hastings, Distinguished Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at UC Davis

February 2010 - Dr. Marc Mangel, Distinguished Professor of Applied Mathematics and Statistics at University of California-Santa Cruz (UCSC) and a member of the California Academy of Science and the Royal Society of Edinburgh