I will start by motivating the use of network theoretic approaches to study problems across the sciences. By this way I will introduce some of the basic concepts of networks, such as degree distributions, small-worldness, centrality of nodes, random models of networks, etc. I will then focus of some applications of these concepts to areas of potential interest in ecological and environmental sciences, such as the problem of identification of keystone species in ecosystems, the concept of communicability between patches in landscape networks, epidemic propagation through plants, and the random deployment of sensors to monitor ecosystems.
Friday 14 October 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00
NOC Southampton - Henry Charnock Lecture Theatre (Waterfront Campus).
Professor Ernesto Estrada, University of Strathclyde