Mathematical Population Dynamics, Ecology and Evolution – MPDEE 2023
Mathématiques pour la Dynamique des population, l’Ecologie et l’Evolution

24 – 28 April 2023

Scientific Committee 
Comité scientifique 

Sergey Petrovskii (University of Leicester)
Jean-Christophe Poggiale (Aix-Marseille Université)
Elisabeth Remy (Aix-Marseille Université)
Suzanne Touzeau (INRAE Sophia Antipolis)

Organizing Committee
Comité d’organisation

Sergey Petrovskii (University of Leicester)
Jean-Christophe Poggiale (Aix-Marseille Université)
Suzanne Touzeau (INRAE Sophia Antipolis)

This conference aims to bring mathematicians interested in applications in ecology and evolution together. This field is increasing very fast, the conference will allow to present some overview on new applications with plenary speakers (2 per day) and to present different research results with short talks (1/2 hour each). Some discussion sessions will allow to initiate or enhance collaborations. The MPDEE-23 program will consist of plenary talks (1h) and contributed talks (30 minutes) and a poster session. The presentations are expected to be mostly grouped around the above subject areas. However, we will be ready and willing to consider any submission of a potentially high scientific merit which does not exactly fall into the list of topics proposed in the Scientific Content section. We already organised MPDEE in the CIRM in 2016 and it has been a successful event. We also organized the conference in 2021, and even in remote conditions, we could have a nice conference with around 100 participants from several countries.

Cette conférence vise à rassembler des chercheurs mathématiciens intéressés par les applications en écologie et évolution et des écologues théoriciens. Ces domaines de recherche s’élargissent très rapidement, la conférence permettra de faire le point sur certains applications nouvelles avec des conférences plénières (2 par jour, 1h chacune) et de présenter des résultats de recherche à travers des exposés plus courts (1/2 h chacun). Des sessions de discussions seront également organisées pour permettre d’initier ou de renforcer des collaborations. Le programme de la conférence MPDEE-23 consistera en des conférences plénières et des exposés cours, et deux session de posters. Les présentations seront regroupées par thèmes. Cependant, nous seront prêts à considérer toute soumission d’une contribution prometteuse et originale qui n’est pas dans la liste des thèmes prédéfinis. Nous avions eu l’opportunité d’organiser cette conférence annuelle en 2016 au CIRM, elle avait été un succès. Nous l’avons également organisée en 2021 mais malheureusement, elle a du se tenir en distanciel, mais a tout de même réuni plus de 100 participants d’Europe, d’Afrique, d’Asie et d’Amérique.


Bernd Blasius (University of Oldenburg)   Cycles, phase analysis, and synchronization in ecological populations – a tale of four case studies.
Carlos Braumann (University of Évora)   Animal growth in a randomly varying environment with an application to optimization in cattle raising
Vasilis Dakos (CNRS – Université de Montpellier)   Preparing for Surprise under Global Change: Resilience, Tipping points, and Early-Warnings
Michel De Lara (École des Ponts ParisTech)   A Mathematical Perspective on Resilience and Sustainability in Climate and Biodiversity
Sylvie Méléard (École polytechnique)   Stochastic dynamics for adaptation and evolution of microorganisms
Hélène Morlon (École Normale Supérieure – PSL)   Towards process-based comparative models for bridging micro and macroevolutionary
speciation research
Sergei Petrovskii (University of Leicester)   Modelling Phanerozoic Mass Extinctions
Natalia Petrovskaya (University of Birmingham)   Biological invasion in the heterogeneous environment




Francesca Acotto (University of Turin)   Predator-prey models with herd response to individualistic attacks
Wajid Ali (University of Liverspool)   A modelling framework for eco-evolutionary dynamics in network-structured populations with migration
Dalal Almutairi (Shaqra University)   Long transient dynamics in deterministic and stochastic time-discrete population dynamics models
Amal Alnufaie (University of Leicester)   Complex Spatio-Temporal Dynamics in a Model of Social Protests
Daniel Bearup (University of Kent)   Steady state behaviour of populations performing linked random walks
Slimane Ben Miled (Institut Pasteur de Tunis)   Reconstructing SARS-CoV-2 transmission in African countries using a mathematical model integrating immunity data
Sirine Boucenna (École polytechnique)   Ecoevolutionary dynamics in shallow lakes
Elisabetta Brocchieri (University of Graz)   Cross-diffusion systems: existence and uniqueness of strong solution
Virgile Brodu (Université de Lorraine)   An individual-based model for food webs: how can simple biological constraints enforce precise allometric coefficients
Marine Courtois (Université Côte d’Azur)   How does residual fertility impact the effectiveness of the sterile insect technique in controlling ceratitis capitata?
Bradly Deeley (University of Birmingham)   The propagation of invasive plant species in the landscape with our without roads
Benjamin Girardot (Institut Natura e Teoria Pireneus)   Fragile backbones of evolved food webs
Carolin Grumbach (Osnabrück University)   The effect of dispersal and the Allee effect on the asymptotic total population size in a logistic continuous-time two-patch model
Christian Guill (University of Potsdam)   Species coexistence by competition-dispersal trade-offs in metacommunities with self-organised pattern formation
Frédéric Hamelin (Université de Rennes)   Spatial spread of infectious diseases with conditional vector preferences
Frank M. Hilker (Osnabrück University)   A discrete-time hostparasitoidpredator model with multiple oscillating attractors
Khadidja Aicha Kada (University of Tlemcen)   Global dynamics for a non autonomous model with stage structure and adaptative behavior 
Aurélien Kambeu (University of Dschang)   Self-financing model for cabbage crops
Amira Kebir (University of Tunis)   Replicator equations for structured populations: Hawk-Dove game application
Frank Kemayou (University of Douala)   Optimal intervention strategies to control the Radopholus Similis: pest of Plantain plant
Henri Laurie (University of Cape Town)   A (very personal) review of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, with theoretical ecology in mind
Kairui Li (University of St-Andrews)   Quantifying Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Remodeling from Live-imaging Microscopy Data
Lamiae Maia (Mohammed V University of Rabat)   The method of lower and upper solutions, applied to a system of Stieltjes differential equations describing the dynamics of an exploited fishery
Ludovic Mailleret (Université Côte d’Azur)   A sex- and stage-structured population dynamics model for pest control using the sterile insect technique                 
Andrew Morozov (University of Leicester)   Regulating food webs by the generalist predator: beyond the classical concept of the functional response
Joseph Penlap (Université Côte d’Azur)   Modelling plant – nematode interactions to understand plant tolerance
Louica Philipp (University of Potsdam)   Metacommunity size and connectance affect local diversity enhancement from self-organized pattern formation
Peter Rashkov (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)   Analysis of viability in models for vector-borne diseases
Cordula Reisch (Technical University of Braunschweig)   A hierarchical model family for control strategies of mosquito spread
Femke Naemi Reurik (Osnabrück University)   Modelling the impact of no-take zones on yield and the total population size in a two-patch model
Jordi Ripoll (University of Girona)   A Discrete Model for the Evolution of Infection Prior to Symptom Onset
Ivan Sudakow (University of Dayton)   Biome formation and fragmentation: an analytical approach 
Ezio Venturino (University of Turin)   Using hyperparasitization to fight the olive moth in the agroecosystems of Trás-os-Montes region (NE Portugal)
Pierre Véron (Université Paris-Saclay)   Integrating demography into speciation models to understand the microevolutionary processes that control rates of speciation at the macroevolutionary scale
Toyo Vignal (University of Edinburgh)   Impact of different destocking strategies on the resilience of dry rangelands