My research interest is general and broad – theoretical ecology & evolution and mathematical modeling. I like viewing ecological systems as complex systems and seeking emergent properties that arise from dynamics and interactions of the components of the system. I am currently interested in the feedback loops between ecological and evolutionary dynamics and how individual-level processes may interact with population-, community- and ecosystem-level processes, and vice versa, shaping the functioning of the systems over time and space. I think this area of research is exciting because it can lead to more mechanistic understanding of ecological systems from both ecological and evolutionary perspectives.
Overall theme of current research
Eco-evolutionary dynamics, relating the interactions of individuals and individual variations to the dynamics of populations, communities, ecosystems, and landscapes. Spatial ecological dynamics in infectious diseases.
Researcher, Career level II, 2019/04/01-2022/03/31
of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, Finland
Eco-evolutionary food web modeling
Prof. Anna Kuparinen
PhD program in ecology, Integrated Science Lab (IceLab) & Department of Ecology & Environmental Sciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (2009-2014) PhD program in Ecology, Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA (2004-2014) (transferred to Umeå University) M. S. in Applied Mathematics, Department of Mathematics & Statistics, University of New Mexico, New Mexico, USA (2007-2008) M. S. in Forest Landscape Ecology, Department of Forest Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, USA (2000-2003) B. S. in Forest Science & Biological Aspects of Conservation, Department of Forest Ecology & Management, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin, USA (1995-2000) B. A. in English, Kansai University of Foreign Studies, Hirakata, Osaka, Japan (1990-1994)