Daniel S Munther
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Mathematics
 Office: RT 1540
 Phone: 216-523-7184
 Email: D.MUNTHER@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. RT 1540, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Reaction-diffusion-advection equations, evolution of dispersal, mathematical ecology, mathematical modeling, cross-contamination, food supply chain
 
Education:
Ph.D., Mathematics, Ohio State University, 2011
 
Brief Bio:
After finishing my PhD at Ohio State, I had a 2 year post doc at the Centre for Disease Modelling at York University in Toronto and then joined the math department at Cleveland State in 2013.
 
Research Interests:
My thesis work focused on establishing patterns and phenomena with respect to the evolution of biological dispersal.  Using reaction-diffusion-advection equations and dynamical systems theory, I studied the connection between a species' movement in a habitat with spatially varying resources and a species' evolutionary success.  My present work is to understand the effects of dispersal on biological invasions and permanence in the presence of Allee effects and resource dynamics.

I am also working on mechanistic models to describe contamination dynamics in fresh produce and meat product supply chains.  Currently, I have two main projects:  one in collaboration with the United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)  and the other in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC).
 
Professional Affiliations:
Society of Mathematical Biology (SMB), Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM),
American Mathematical Society (AMS)
 
Professional Service:
Journal Referee:  Journal of Differential Equations, Journal of Mathematical Biology,
Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems-B, Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering