Incubating modeling and its implementation to monitoring and mathematical ecology

Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 2:50 PM
Papio (Pacific Beach Hotel)
Tae-Soo Chon , Pusan National University, Busan, Korea, The Republic of
I was exposed to one aspect of academic scope of Prof. Minoru Tamashiro, epizootics. I was lucky and encouraged by Prof. Tamashiro to incubate ecological modeling concept to be able to develop simulation models for management of lawn army worm with nuclear polyhedrosis virus in Hawaii in 1982. Since 1983, modeling was further implemented to monitoring and mathematical ecology across life system hierarchy in the field of conservation. Due to unprecedented development of industry and human aggregation, especially in Asia, disturbances are ubiquitous across life system hierarchy from molecules to ecosystems. Ecological life events, however, are complex and difficult to analyze since numerous disciplines are concurrently involved in multi-disciplines: taxa, kinds of ecosystems, biological units, academic fields, etc. Methods in ecological informatics and modeling were feasible in analyzing complex life events objectively and quantitatively and to provide information on sustainable ecosystem management in integrative aspects. Some candidate topics that could be feasible in linking society and ecological sciences in both small and large scales are introduced in the lecture, including pattern recognition of organisms, computational behavior, population/community dynamics, and virtual ecosystems.