Matthew Adamson

I am a fourth year PhD student studying under Dr Andrew Morozov. I'm based in Room 126 of the Michael Atiyah Building, and my email address is mwa4{at}le.ac.uk.

I served on the Local Organising Committee for the international conferences Modelling Biological Evolution 2013 (University of Leicester, 1-3 May, 2013) and Modelling Biological Evolution 2015 (University of Leicester, 28 April - 1 May, 2015). I have also served as a peer reviewer for the journal Ecological Complexity and as a grant reviewer for the BBSRC.

 

Research

My research is focused on mathematical models of biological phenomena. Specific research topics include:

  • Sensitivity of dynamical systems to the formulation of model functions (structural sensitivity). My PhD concerns using partially specified models to detect and quantify structural sensitivity in dynamical systems, and developing ways for us to carry the resulting uncertainty through our analysis by considering probabilistic bifurcations.
  • Mathematical models of non-transitive competition, or cyclic competition.
  • Adaptive dynamics models of evolution in ecological systems.

 

Teaching

I have been a teaching assistant for the following modules:

  • MA1011 - Methods of Applied Mathematics
  • MA1012 - Calculus and Analysis I
  • MA1051 - Newtonian Dynamics
  • MA1061 - Probability
  • MA1252 - Introduction to Computing
  • MA2021 - Differential Equations and Dynamics
  • MA2081 - Vector Calculus and Applications
  • MA3012/MA7012 - Scientific Computing
  • MA7031 - Applied Dynamical Systems

 

Papers

Adamson, M. W. & Morozov, A. Yu 2014. Bifurcation analysis of models with uncertain function specification: how should we proceed? Bulletin of Mathematical Biology [in press].

Adamson, M. W. & Morozov, A. Yu 2014. Defining and detecting structural sensitivity in biological models: developing a new framework. Journal of Mathematical Biology, doi:10.1007/s00285-014-0753-3

Adamson, M. W. & Morozov, A. Yu 2013. When can we trust our model predictions? Unearthing structural sensitivity in biological systems. Proceedings of the Royal Society A 469 2149 20120500; doi:10.1098/rspa.2012.0500

Adamson, M. W. & Morozov, A. Yu 2012. Revising the Role of Species Mobility in Maintaining
Biodiversity in Communities with Cyclic Competition. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 74, 2004-2031.

Morozov, A. Yu & Adamson, M. W. 2011. Evolution of virulence driven by predator-prey interaction: possible consequences for population dynamics.  Journal of Theoretical Biology 276, 181-191.

 

Contributed Talks and Seminars

Upcoming:

Past:

Rock-paper-scissors in space: revising the role of species mobility in the coexistence of cyclically competing types. MBE 2015, University of Leicester, UK, 29th April, 2015

Evaluating structural sensitivity of partially specified models in ecology and evolution. MBE 2015, University of Leicester, UK, 28th April, 2015

Bifurcation analysis in partially specified biological models: how can optimal control theory help us? MPDE '14, University of Torino, Italy, 25th August, 2014

Detecting Structural Sensitivity in Biological Systems: Developing a New Framework, MPDE '13, University of Osnabrueck, Germany, 28th August, 2013

When can we trust our model predictions? Unearthing structural sensitivity in biological systems, MMEE 2013, University of York, UK, 13th August, 2013

The Ecological Theatre and the Evolutionary Play: Adaptive Dynamics Modelling of Biological Evolution, Maths Internal PhD Student Seminar, University of Leicester, UK, 29th and 5th June 2013

Defining and Detecting Structural Sensitivity in Biological Systems: Developing a New Framework, Internal Applied Maths Seminar, University of Leicester, UK, 12th March 2013

Defining and Detecting Structural Sensitivity in Biological Systems: Developing a New Framework, Midlands Mathematical Ecology Seminar Series, University of Leicester, UK, 20th November 2012

When can we trust our model predictions? Unearthing structural sensitivity in biological systems, MPDE '12, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, 10th September 2012

The Role of Species Mobility in the Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Cyclic Competition, MATE 2011, University of Essex, UK, 20th September 2011

 

Poster Presentations

When can we trust our model predictions? Unearthing structural sensitivity in biological systems, MPDE 13, University of Osnbrueck, Germany, 26th-29th August, 2013

Revising the role of species mobility in maintaining biodiversity in communities with cyclic competition, MPDE 13, University of Osnbrueck, Germany, 26th-29th August, 2013

When can we trust our model predictions? Unearthing structural sensitivity in biological systems, MMEE 13, University of York, UK, 12th-15th May 2013

When can we trust our model predictions? Unearthing structural sensitivity in biological systems, MBE 13, University of Leicester, UK, 1st-3rd May 2013

Revising the role of species mobility in maintaining biodiversity in communities with cyclic competition, MPDE 12, Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, 10th-13th September, 2012

Evolution of virulence driven by predator-prey interaction: possible consequences for population dynamics, MATE 11, University of Essex, UK, 19th-21st September, 2011

Evolution of virulence driven by predator-prey interaction: possible consequences for population dynamics, Summer school: Dynamical Models in the Life Sciences, University of Evora, Portugal, 24th-30th July, 2011

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Contact details

Department of Mathematics
University of Leicester
University Road
Leicester LE1 7RH
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3917
Fax: +44 (0)116 252 3915

Campus Based Courses

Undergraduate: mathsug@le.ac.uk
Postgraduate Taught: mathspg@le.ac.uk

Postgraduate Research: pgrmaths@le.ac.uk

Distance Learning Course  

Actuarial Science:

sep-dl@le.ac.uk  

 

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