Presented by: 
Hugh Possingham
Fri 21 Jun, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
GP South 78-621
I will discuss the use of optimisation tools and approaches for formulating and solving problems in nature conservation.  In particular, given time, I discuss the "Noah's Ark" problem the reserve design problem and optimal allocation of funds to different biodiversity hotspots.  There will be some discussion of algorithms like simulated annealing and stochastic dynamic programming.