Predicting how ephemeral, highly variable interactions at the level
of individuals drive dynamics at the scale of populations presents a fundametal challenge
to population biology. Currently, we apply a statistical-physics framework
to model the initial growth and subsequent spatial advance of ecological
invders, to predict how local processes influence pattern at extended scales.
I collaborate with
Dr. Gyorgy Korniss, Department of Physics, Applied
Physics, and Astronomy at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.