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|2009 -||Senior lecturer in mathematical ecology||Departments of Biology and Mathematics, University of York|
|2001 - 2008||Lecturer in mathematical ecology||Departments of Biology and Mathematics, University of York|
|1999 - 2000||Postdoc in population dynamics||Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Leeds|
|1997 - 1998||Postdoc in computer-aided learning||School of Mathematics, University of Leeds|
|1993 - 1997||PhD Applied Mathematics||School of Mathematics, University of Leeds|
|1989 - 1992||BSc Mathematics||University of Nottingham|
The living world is an uncertain place. We have an innate tendency to hope these random fluctuations will magically average out, letting us arrive at a simple deterministic understanding. I am interested in situations where this doesn’t work. I use simple mathematical models and clever collaborators, applying methods from dynamical systems and stochastic processes together with computer simulations.
Current interests include: individual-based models (IBMS) of growth, competition and foraging in marine and terrestrial systems; marine reserves and evolutionary fisheries management; evolution under uncertainty; plankton dynamics; terrestrial carbon dynamics in complex food webs; epidemiology; group movement; wind farms and dead birds; kitchen sinks.
Getting lucky can be better than being good.
|Post doctoral fellow||Dr Mark Preston||Stochastic models of foraging and evolution in complex environments|
|Research student||Celina Wong||End-to-end models for marine ecosystems and fisheries dynamics|
|Research student||Chris West||Individual-based models of stock assessment and fisheries management: quantifying the importance of space and uncertainty in ecosystem based approaches (with Dr C. Dytham and Dr D. Righton (CEFAS))|
|Research student||Jenny Burrow||Levy processes and population dynamics applied to fish and fisheries (with Dr J. Horwood, CEFAS)|
|Research student||Simon Croft||Stochastic differential equation models of plant growth and competition (with Dr A. Hodge)|
|Research student||Simon Croft||Modelling bird flocks and collisions with wind turbines (with Dr A. J. Wood (York) and R. Budgey (FERA))|