Mary Lou Zeeman
R. Wells Johnson Professor of Mathematics
Contact Information
mlzeeman@bowdoin.edu
2077253575
Mathematics
Searles Science Building  103
Teaching this semester
MATH 1600. Differential Calculus
Mary Lou Zeeman
Functions, including the trigonometric, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the derivative and the rules for differentiation; the antiderivative; applications of the derivative and the antiderivative. Four to five hours of class meetings and computer laboratory sessions per week, on average. Open to students who have taken at least three years of mathematics in secondary school.
MATH 2208. Ordinary Differential Equations
Mary Lou Zeeman
A study of some of the ordinary differential equations that model a variety of systems in the physical, natural and social sciences. Classical methods for solving differential equations with an emphasis on modern, qualitative techniques for studying the behavior of solutions to differential equations. Applications to the analysis of a broad set of topics, including population dynamics, oscillators and economic markets. Computer software is used as an important tool, but no prior programming background is assumed.
Education
 B.A. & M.A. University of Oxford, UK
 Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Research Interests
 Geometric dynamical systems, mathematical biology, population dynamics, neuroendocrinology and hormone oscillations, hypothalamuspituitary interactions, climate modeling and sustainability
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Sir Christopher Zeeman Archive celebrates two landmark birthdays. To mark the occasion of his 90^{th} birthday in the year of the Society’s 150^{th} Anniversary, the Zeeman family are producing an online archive of Sir Christopher’s lifetime work. The Society is delighted to host an archive on one of its Past Presidents. The archive will be launched in March 2015.
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Links
 Video Interview 2012: Joint Mathematics Meetings; Mathematics to Address Climate and Sustainability
 Academic Spotlight 2010: Modeling Climate Change Through Mathematical Collaboration
 Academic Spotlight 2007: Zeeman's Biomathematical Research
 Featured Event 2007: Mary Lou Zeeman to Discuss Mathematical Modeling in Biology
 Podcast 2007: Mathematical Modeling in Biology: What is it? and how is it useful?
Research




Selected Papers
Constant proportion harvest policies: dynamic implications in the Pacific halibut and Atlantic cod fisheries.
A.A. Yakubu, N. Li, J.M. Conrad and M.L. Zeeman
Mathematical Biosciences. 232 (2011) 66–77
Pituitary network connectivity as a mechanism for the luteinising hormone surge.
D. Lyles, J.H. Tien, D.P. McCobb and M.L. Zeeman
J. Neuroendocrinology. 22 (2010) 12671278.
Social stress alters expression of BK potassium channel subunits in mouse adrenal medulla and pituitary glands.
O. Chatterjee, L.A. Taylor, S. Ahmed, S. Nagaraj, J.J. Hall, S.M. Finckbeiner, P.S. Chan, N. Suda, J.T. King, M.L. Zeeman and D.P. McCobb
J. Neuroendocrinology. 21 (2009) 16776.
β_{2} and β_{4} Subunits of BK Channels Confer Differential Sensitivity to Acute Modulation by Steroid Hormones.
J. T. King, P. Lovell, M. Rishniw, M. I. Kotlikoff, M.L. Zeeman and D. P. McCobb
J. Neurophysiology. 95 (2006) 2878 – 2888.
A potential role of modulating inosotol 1,4,5triphosphate receptor desensitization and recovery rates in regulating ovulation
J. Tien, D. Lyles and M. L. Zeeman
Journal of Theoretical Biology 232 (2005) 105117
Disease induced oscillations between two competing species
P. van den Driessche and M. L. Zeeman
SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems 3 (2005) 601619
Resonance in the menstrual cycle: a new model of the LH surge
M. L. Zeeman, W. Weckesser and D. Gokhman
Reproductive Biomedicine Online 7 (2003) 295300
From local to global behavior in competitive LotkaVolterra systems
E. C. Zeeman and M. L. Zeeman
Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 355 (2003) 713734
An ndimensional competitive LotkaVolterra system is generically determined by the edges of its carrying simplex.
E. C. Zeeman and M.L. Zeeman
Nonlinearity. 15 (2002) 20192032.
Bounding the number of cycles of O.D.E.’s in R.
M. Farkas, P. van den Driessche and M.L. Zeeman
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 129 (2001) 443449
Threedimensional competitive LotkaVolterra systems with no periodic orbits
P. van den Driessche and M. L. Zeeman
SIAM J. Appl. Math. 58 (1998) 227234
A bridge between the BendixsonDulac criterion in R^{2} and Liapunov functions in R^{n}
J. Pace and M. L. Zeeman
Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly 6 (1998) 189193.
On directed periodic orbits in threedimensional competitive LotkaVolterra systems.
M.L. Zeeman
Proc Int’l Conf DEs & Applications to Biology & to Industry. World Scientific, Singapore, (1996) 563–572
Extinction in nonautonomous competitive LotkaVolterra systems.
F. Montes de Oca and M.L. Zeeman
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 124 (1996) 3677–3687.
Balancing survival and extinction in nonautonomous competitive LotkaVolterra systems
F. Montes de Oca and M. L. Zeeman
J. Math. Anal. Appl. 192 (1995) 360370
 J. Math. Anal. Appl.
Extinction in competitive LotkaVolterra systems.
M.L. Zeeman
Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society. 123 (1995) 87–96.
Geometric methods in population dynamics.
M.L. Zeeman
Proc. Symposium Comparison Methods & Stability Theory. Marcel Dekker, Inc., NY. (1994) 339–347.
On the convexity of carrying simplices in competitive LotkaVolterra systems.
E. C. Zeeman, M.L. Zeeman
Differential Equations, Dynamical Systems & Control Science. Marcel Dekker, Inc., NY. (1993) 353364.
Hopf bifurcations in competitive threedimensional LotkaVolterra systems
M. L. Zeeman
Dynamics Stability Systems 8 (1993) 189217
Ruthenium Dioxide Hydrate, is it a Redox Catalyst?,
A. Mills and M. L. Zeeman
J. Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, 1981, 948950.