Mathematical Ecology Group

Mathematical Ecology research in Leicester covers a broad variety of topics ranging from theoretical issues of ecosystem's complexity, chaos, noise, pattern formation and animal movement & dispersal to practical agricultural applications.

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Academic and research staff

Sergei Petrovskii - mathematical population dynamics and spatial ecology, with a focus on biological invasions, ecological pattern formation and agricultural applicaitons, individual animal movement and random walk, computational ecology

Andrew Morozov - population dynamics, adaptive dynamics

Paulo Tilles - dispersal and individual animal movement

Jaqueline Da Silva - models of vegetation dynamics, seed dispersal

Eliandro Rodrigues Cirilo - mean-field models, computational ecology


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PhD students

Weam Alharbi - biological invasions, diffusion-reaction systems

John Choules - individual animal movement

Halil Egilmez - spatiotemporal ecology

Anna Zincenko - models of human migration

Simran Sandu - evolutionary population dynamics


External and former members & long-term visitors

Natalia Petrovskaya (University of Birmingham, UK) - analysis of sparse ecological data with application to pest monitoring, computational ecology

Daniel Bearup (University of Sheffield, UK) - data analysis, random walk, (bio)diffusion, agricultural applications

Diomar Cristina Mistro (UFSM, Santa Maria, Brazil) - population dynamics, pattern formation, lattice models

Luiz Alberto Rodrigues (UFSM, Santa Maria, Brazil) - population dynamics, pattern formation, lattice models


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

Tel.: +44 (0)116 252 3917
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