Room 7.15, Schuster Building
School of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Manchester
At present my research interests lie broadly in the study of
complex systems, especially in the use of ideas
and techniques from non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and the theory of
stochastic processes to model and understand them. One area of current
interest is in characterising the effects of intrinsic stochasticity on
deterministic models, especially when
amplified stochastic cycles arise (with
applications in ecology, epidemiology, reaction kinetics, cellular reactions,
and many other areas). Another is in the analysis of
neutral theories of evolution (with
applications in population genetics, ecology and the evolution of language).
I am also interested in the use of evolutionary dynamics to
construct networks, mainly foodwebs to date, and
in the use of more conventional types of
stochastic dynamics, both from the
perspective of the development of mathematical formalism and to model
biological and social systems. In addition I have a number of
other interests, which do not naturally fit into
the above categories.
A list of my recent publications gives access
to further details.
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