Monday, July 13


This minisymposium is sponsored by Society for Mathematical Biology, Inc.

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Sidney Smith 1087

The world's fish stocks have been subject to tremendous overexploitation, and the problem of how to apportion fish stocks between nations has recently led to the "Turbot War" between Canada and the European Union. This session will examine how a variety of mathematical methods can help resolve these problems. The papers in this session will explore the application of game-theoretic models to the resolution of disputes over the apportioning of fish stocks, will model extinction by overharvesting, will apply Bayesian state space models, and will help to clarify the biological basis of variability in fish populations.

Organizer: Ransom A. Myers
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
10:30 Fisheries Treaties or Fish Wars: Insights from the Theory of Games
Robert McKelvey, University of Montana
11:00 Bayesian State-space Modeling of Fish Populations
Russell B. Millar and Renate Mayer, University of Auckland, New Zealand
11:30 Process and Pattern in Recruitment Variability
Michael J. Fogarty, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
12:00 Models of Overexploitation and Extinction of Pacific Salmon
Ransom A. Myers, Organizer
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LMH Created: 3/19/98, MMD Updated: 5/13/98