Professor Graeme Ruxton - Research Interests

Professor Graeme Ruxton - Research Interests

Professor of Theoretical Ecology

Now based at the University of St Andrews - View his Profile here

 

Mathematical modelling applied in population, behavioural and functional ecology

Research Interests

Research Interests

My research interests are broad but generally centre on sensory aspects of trophic interactions. That is, I am interested in the behavioural ecology and evolutionary ecology of how animals find food and evaluate the attractiveness of potential food. I am similarly interested in the converse processes by which individuals avoid (or in unusual situations encourage) their own consumption. These interests have spawned two monographs:

Avoiding Attack: The evolutionary ecology of crypsis, warning signals and mimicry, published in 2004, and co-authored with Tom Sherratt of Carleton University in Canada and Mike Speed of the University of Liverpool

Living in Groups  published in 2002, and co-authored with Jens Krause of the University of Leeds.

Academic History

Academic History

  • 1995-March 2012: Professor of Theoretical Ecology (Appointed to Lectureship in 1996, promoted to Readership in 2000 and Professorship in 2003)
  • 1992-1995 Mathematical Modeller with Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland, based in Edinburgh
  • 1989-1992 Ph.D. in Statistics & Modelling Science, University of Strathclyde
  • 1985-1989 BSc. (1st class Hons) in Physics with Computer Applications, Heriot-Watt University