My primary research focus is to develop reliable theory to understand the drivers of biological diversity at different spatio-temporal scales. This research aims at bridging the gap between theoretical and applied ecology. I have specialized in building stochastic models of different complexity to describe ecological systems and to work in close collaboration with empiricists to test these models against data. I am particularly interested in an integrative approach to ecology, which brings together different disciplinary perspectives, including mathematical, natural and social sciences.
At CEAB, I work at the Theoretical and Computational Ecology Laboratory, developing models to understand the dynamics of consumers foraging on limited resources.
Ecological Theory; Population and Community Ecology; Biodiversity; Sustainability Science.
Physics of Complex Systems; Stochastic Processes; Statistical Inference; Mathematical Biology.