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Mathematical Biology

In the Mathematical Biology Group at Utah State we strive to develop and apply new quantitative approaches which address current challenges in biology and ecology. Whether we are: creating mechanistic models which predict climate `tipping points' for bark beetle outbreaks, anticipating how `sterile insect' techniques can be used to estimate critical crops and prevent escape of pests, or exploring advanced epidemiological models for the zombie apocalypse through model competition and data from the Humans vs. Zombies game on campus,research projects are driven by collaboration with bio-scientists across campus.