Tuesday 16 October, Professor Tim Coulson, Dept. of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK, will give a talk on the topic From the dynamics of the gene to the dynamics of the ecosystem, and back.

The talk takes place in room P216, and will be followed by a pub in the DEEP lunch room.

The research of Tim Coulson’s group focuses on unifying ecological and evolutionary theory to allow improved predictions on how environmental change will impact natural systems. The theory they have developed allows the dynamics of genes, phenotypes, populations, communities and ecosystems to be simultaneously projected into the future. They apply the theory they develop using field data, to make predictions of the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems as diverse as the woodlands of UK, the freshwater streams of Trinidad, the savannahs of East Africa, and the diverse landscapes of Yellowstone National Park.

Here you can read more about the different research projects that Tim is involved in.