Prof. Jason Matthiopoulos
Room 312, Graham Kerr Building
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Tel.: 0141 330 5969
Fax: 0141 330 5971
How do populations of organisms change in space and time? I am interested in modelling the patterns and mechanisms that characterise spatial and population ecology.
Much of my work has focused on building theory by translating biological hypotheses to mathematical models, using modern inference to fit these models to population, demographic, behavioural and physiological data, and applying the conclusions to wildlife conservation, natural resource management and risk assessment. In a recent lecture (right) I set out what and how ecological scholarship can deliver, outlining what I consider to be the seven key challenges to predictive ecology.
My interests include -
- Population dynamics
- Confronting models with data
- Analysis of animal movement
- Analysis of habitat preference
- Modelling population distributions
- Complex trophic interactions
- Reserve design
- Models of animal communication and experience
Prizes, Awards & Honours
- Nicol Prize in Zoology (Aberdeen, 1994)
- IMA Prize in Mathematics (Aberdeen, 1994)
- Joint recipient of Queen's Anniversary Prize (2011), along with the other senior researchers in SMRU
- Joint recipient of Wildlife society's award for publication of the year (2011) for Beyer et al. (2010) Habitat preference: Understanding use versus availability designs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365: 2245-2254.
- Joint recipient of Wildlife society's award for publication of the year (2012) for Kie et al. (2010) The home-range concept: are traditional estimators still relevant with modern telemetry technology? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365: 2245-2254.