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Dr George Constable

I am constantly amazed by the rich seam of interesting questions that runs across the interface of mathematics and biology. There's so much great work to be done, and it's exciting to see our Natural Scientists so well-prepared to go out and tackle it.

Dr George Constable

I am a Lecturer in Mathematical Biology.
Having completed my MSci at the University of Glasgow in Physics and Astrophysics, my career took a biological turn during my PhD at the University of Manchester, where I worked on models of population genetics in the Complex Systems and Statistical Physics Group. From there I moved on to postdoctoral research positions at evolutionary biology departments in Princeton University and the University of Zurich, before obtaining a research fellowship at the University of Bath to work on ecological systems. I joined York's Mathematics Department in 2019.
My research uses mathematical models to try and understand and predict observed eco-evolutionary patterns. I am particularly interested in how stochasticity (noise) can affect the behaviour of these models. From a biological perspective, this work falls into a number of themes, including population genetics, the evolution of sexual reproduction, cooperation and multicellularity, and the maintenance and stability of complex ecosystems.

George leads the 3-year BSc and 4-year MSci Mathematical Bioscience programme.


Dr George Constable
Department of Mathematics
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: +44 (0)1904 323085