Using computer models to help our fragile ecosystem

Ben Gilbert, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, uses computer models to examines the factors that enable species to co-exist in certain regions. This has great importance in the context of climate change, acid rain and the arrival of invasive species,

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and the following papers:

Gilbert, B., R. Turkington and D.S. Srivastava. 2009. Dominant species and diversity: linking relative abundance to controls of species establishment. American Naturalist 174: 850-862

Connor, M.I., B. Gilbert and C.J. Brown. 2011. Theoretical predictions for how temperature affects the dynamics of interacting herbivores and plants. American Naturalist 178: 626-638

Zhang, H., B. Gilbert, X. Zhang and S. Zhou. 2012. , China. Oikos DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20828.x

Benjamin Gilbert

Assistant Professor Benjamin Gilbert studies biodiversity and environmental adaptation