2023-2024 Catalog

BIOL 285 Biological Modeling

Mathematical models are often used to gain insight into, and predict the future behavior of, biological systems, and have contributed to our understanding of phenomena as diverse as disease spread, population dynamics, evolution, conservation, collective motion, and many more.  In this course we will survey a variety of mathematical models of biological systems and standard methods used to analyze them.  Students will also create, analyze, and present their own mathematical model of a biological phenomenon. Lecture/laboratory.


BIOL 113 or permission of instructor