Metapopulation theory and concepts are the central paradigm for understanding the spatial and temporal dynamics of species interactions. Our research explores these sorts of ecological dynamics using mathematical tools, species record databases and experimental approaches. We focus on understanding the effects of different forms of uncertainty on the distribution and abundance in single species, resource-consumer interactions and more complex species assemblages.
DPhil student at Linacre College
With an undergraduate degree in Chemistry with Maths and a Masters in Conservation & Biodiversity from UCL and the University of Exeter, respectively, Claire has a strong background in both maths and ecology. For Claire's DPhil studies she combined these two areas of science to investigate the population dynamics of British butterflies. Claire is particularly interested in mathematical modelling, insect ecology and species conservation.