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 applications, individual animal movement and random walk, computational ecology, complex systems in ecology

Andrew Morozov - population dynamics, adaptive dynamics, complex systems


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Current PhD students

Simran Sandu - evolutionary population dynamics

Dalal Almutairi - population dynamics, complex systems

Hashem Althagafi - pattern formation in metapopulation dynamics

Yazeed Alhassan - plankton-oxygen dynamics under the climate change

Amal Alnufaie - models of social dynamics

Omar Alqubori - individual animal movement, models of trapping

Amer Alsulami - plankton-oxygen dynamics under the climate change


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 Kent, UK) - data analysis, random walk, (bio)diffusion, agricultural applications

Anna Zincenko (University of Birmingham, UK) - models of human migration and social dynamics

Danish Ali Ahmed (Gulf University of Science and Technology, Hawally, Kuwait) - population dynamics, movement ecology, biological invasions, Infectious diseases

Yadigar Sekerci Firat (Amasya University, Turkey) - population dynamics, plankton-oxygen dynamics, fractional calculus

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

Paulo Tilles - dispersal and individual animal movement

Eliandro Rodrigues Cirilo - mean-field models, computational ecology


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