Modeling multi-sexual populations: Methods and applications

Juan Gutierrez
Mathematical Biosciences Institute, The Ohio State University

(December 8, 2011 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM)

Modeling multi-sexual populations: Methods and applications

Abstract

In a given population there are usually more than two configurations of sex chromosomes vs. phenotypical gender differentiation. A common configuration is XX chromosomes for females and XY chromosomes for males; variations of this theme (e.g. XY female) occur naturally at low frequencies. There is a vast family of such variations as a result of environmental intervention. In this talk I will present a general formulation for multi-sexual populations using hypermatrices. I will present a method to compare the asymptotic behavior (i.e. who goes to extinction first, if at all) of these competitive dynamical systems of different dimension under certain conditions of biological relevance.