A Stochastic Theory of Species Interactions

My research with Kevin McCann (U of Guelph) and Alan Hastings (UC Davis) on a stochastic theory of species interactions has been published in Theoretical Ecology and is available online. The Duality of Stability: Towards a Stochastic Theory of Species Interactions G. Gellner,┬áK.S. McCann, A. Hastings Abstract Understanding the dynamics of ecological systems using stability…

Hastings and Powell: 3 Ways

Here I use three computer programming languages to see how they compare in reproducing Hastings & Powell’s important findings from an early paper.

Food Chains and Food Web Modules

We have written a brief and accessible introduction to Food Chains and Food Web Modules, which discusses typical ways in which ecologists simplify and deconstruct food webs. We briefly review modular theory, focusing on two ubiquitous modules – the food chain and the diamond module – before discussing how results from modular theory contribute to…