School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Ecological Networks

An ecological network is a representation of the interactions between species in an ecosystem, a familiar example of which is the food web.  Recent advances in DNA sequencing techniques allow biologists to construct and describe such networks in unprecedented levels of detail.

Here, we are interested in understanding the dynamics of species within complex ecological networks and predicting network responses to external perturbations.

This work is performed in collaboration with colleagues in Biology with real-world ecological data sets.  Applications include agriculture, forestry and climate-change mitigation.