Staff details

Professor of Mathematics / UQ Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS)
Research Group Leaders

We are studying populations that occupy several geographically separated habitat patches, with particular attention to populations for which extinction and colonization happens in distinct phases, often at different stages in the organism's life cycle. We are developing mathematical models that account for the persistence of these populations and which provide an effective means of studying their long-term behaviour. Deterministic and distributional approximation methods have been developed. We have also constructed models for spatially structured populations, incorporating local patch dynamics, spatial structure and migration patterns by exploiting recent developments in stochastic network theory.