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Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)


Mathematical Sciences

Date of Award


Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Ariel Cintron-Arias

Committee Members

Anant Godbole, Rodney Keaton


Matrix models are formulated to study the dynamics of the structured populations. We consider closed populations, that is, without migration, and populations with migration. The effects of specific patterns of migration, whether with constant or time-dependent terms, are explored within the context of how they manifest in model output, such as population size. Time functions, commonly known as relative sensitivities, are employed to rank the parameters of the models from most to least influential in the population size or abundance of individuals per group

Document Type

Thesis - restricted


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