We address fundamental and applied questions in biology using methods and tools from mathematics, statistics and computer science.

Our research addresses problems in a wide range of biological fields and applications, including:

  • plant breeding
  • restoration ecology
  • conservation ecology
  • evolution
  • theoretical ecological
  • theoretical biology
  • agricultural systems

We use computational modelling to explore:

  • the evolution of resistance to biocides in weeds
  • pathogens and insects
  • the maintenance of diversity in ecological communities
  • dealing with invasive species
  • coral and seagrass growth patterns
  • breeding new crop varieties with resistance to diseases
  • evolution and optimality of plant function and structure in different conditions

Our methods include:

  • computational simulation modelling
  • statistical modelling
  • bioinformatics
  • big data algorithms
  • optimisation
  • mathematical analysis