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Methodologies: Biology Applications, Data, Statistics and Stochastic Methods

Annette Ostling

MICDE Associate Director, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Annette Ostling is an Associate Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Her lab focuses on the mechanisms by which competing species coexist, and how those mechanisms influence the structural patterns of ecological communities, i.e. the presence and relative abundance of species, and their distribution on axes of trait variation.  A key approach the lab takes is the simulation of stochastic community assembly models, which enable examination of the influence of immigration and demographic stochasticity in combination with mechanisms of niche differentiation.  Her group also uses computational approaches to study the evolution of species interactions, especially predation and host-pathogen interactions, in a spatial context.