Rebecca Tyson

Rebecca Tyson is Professor of Mathematics at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan in Kelowna, BC, and president-elect of CAIMS/SCMAI. Her work lies mainly in the area of theoretical ecology, specifically population dynamics and dispersal of populations in variable landscapes. She has worked on questions related to predator-prey cycles, mountain pine beetle dispersal, pollination services of honeybees, and human-bear interactions in interface communities like Whistler, BC.   The models she uses include ordinary and partial differential equations, as well as individual-based computational models.  Recently, she has become interested in the dynamical interface between ecology and human opinions, as the latter is a critical component of conservation work in the former.  The ecology/opinion dynamics interface is closely linked to the epidemiology/opinion dynamics interface, and so this second interface has emerged as an important thread in Dr Tyson’s work.

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