Evolutionary ecology explicitly links ecological and life-history thinking. We are interested in developing mathematical models for addressing a wide range of problems in evolutionary ecology including the evolution of parental care, longevity and cooperation. Central to our research paradigm is distinguishing between the evolution and maintenance of life-history strategies.
Mati studied at Oxford University and Imperial College before joining the Interdisciplinary Bioscience DTP. His master's thesis studied how eco-evolutionary dynamics generate biodiversity gradients across habitats. Currently Mati works with Stuart West and Michael Bonsall on interactions between eco-evolutionary processes and social evolution.