Date Thesis Awarded


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Degree Name

Bachelors of Science (BS)


Interdisciplinary Studies


Leah B. Shaw

Committee Members

Sarah Day

M. Drew LaMar

Harmony J. Dalgleish


The introduction and spread of invasive species is increasingly driven by the expansion of human-made transportation routes. We formulate a network model of biotic invasion incorporating logistic growth and dispersal along a network, and present analyses of the model. We introduce small world networks and use them to investigate the role of network properties and long-distance dispersal on spread dynamics. Lastly we present comparisons between the stochastic and deterministic models to illustrate the effects of stochasticity on invasive species spread dynamics.

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