Exploratroy Conference on the Mathematics of Biodiversity
1. Develop diversity measures that are sensitive to species similarity.
2. Understand the mathematical content of Jost's partitioning result.
3. Extend Jost's partitioning result to similarity-sensitive measures.
This activity is not just about creating new mathematics. It is also crucial that the methods developed are useful to life scientists. This requires communication in both directions: From life scientists to mathematicians and from mathematicians to life scientists.