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Jeff Palmer

Jeff Palmer

Professor

Department

College of Arts and Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Washington State University
M.S., Washington State University
B.S., Bemidji State University
B.A., Bemidji State University

Biography

Dr. Palmer holds a BA in Mathematics and a B.S. in Biology from Bemidji State University. He earned an MS and a PhD in Mathematics from Washington State University and did a postdoc at Cornell. He has been at DSU for 26 years teaching a wide variety of applied mathematics courses. His research interests include computer simulation and mathematical modeling, particularly of problems in ecology.

Current interests include the investigation of metapopulation dynamics in structured habitats, the evolution of migration timing in birds, and combat models in game design. Past projects include; modeling of American Dipper populations in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Downy Woodpecker foraging ecology, correlation of climate change with spring arrival dates in birds, and co-authoring Birds of South Dakota. His ardent hobby is birding and you might just find him anywhere in the state on a quest to find a new bird for his list.

Contact

Office Location: Science Center
Phone: 605-256-5194
Email
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