Toronto, December 6 - 9, 2019
This is joint work with Christopher Chow, Chongming Li and Dr. Kunquan Lan
In this talk, we consider tick dynamics with a special focus on diapause. Here we analyze how several ecological factors and environment variations affect this phenomenon. Then, we present one of our recent ongoing research projects which incorporates Delay Differential Equations (DDE) to model tick growth and diapause in a two-patch environment. We examine the existence and stability of equilibria and the occurrence of Hopf bifurcations. This is based on a joint work with Xue Zhang and Jianhong Wu.