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The Complex Ecological and Evolutionary Systems research group primarily develop mathematical and computational models to understand the processes and mechanisms underlying a wide variety of biological systems. The sometimes over-whelming complexity of biological systems can often be broken down into its constituent parts and re-assembled using theoretical models and studied in ways that would otherwise be impossible. The coupling of experimental and field studies with modelling approaches opens up the potential to ask new and exciting questions about biological systems. A collaborative approach to science is central to much of the work conducted by the Complex Ecological and Evolutionary Systems research group.


Dr Jean-François Arnoldi - postdoctoral research fellow 2018-2020, currently a researcher at the Theoretical and Experimental Ecology Station, CNRS, Moulis, France.

Dr Rafael Delcourt de Seixas Ferreira - visiting postdoctoral researcher

Ryan Carlos de Andrades - visiting Phd student from the Federal University of Espírito Santo, Brazil.

Dr Qiang Yang - PhD 2018, postdoctoral researcher at the University of Konstanz.

Prof Alen Dzidic - Visiting Professor from Faculty of Agriculture, University of Zagreb, Croatia.

Dr Kevin Healy - PhD 2015, lecturer in biology at the National University of Ireland, Galway where he leads a research team on macroecology.

Dr Adam Kane - PhD 2014, Assistant Professor at the School of Biology and Environmental Science at University College Dublin.

Dr Luke McNally - PhD 2013, now at University of Edinburgh working on the evolution of collective behaviour in bacteria among other organisms.

Dr Colby Tanner - Research Fellow 2009-2012.

Dr Mafalda Viana - PhD 2012, now at University of Glasgow developing models to infer underyling population mechanisms in the context of ecological stability and complexity.

Dr Brian Dermody - MSc 2009, now a researcher at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands working on food production and redistribution in an historical and contemporary setting using socio-ecological models.

Dr Gül Deniz Salalı - UREKA summer studentship 2009, now a research fellow in Evolutionary Anthropology at University College London.