Wednesday 05-10-2016 - 16:00h Room C0078 Leeuwenborch
Prof.Dr. is biologist and physicist and works at
the Department of Ecological Modelling at the Helmholtz Centre for
Environmental Research – UFZ in Leipzig and as professor for Theoretical Ecology at the University of Potsdam. He is a world-leading expert in ecological modelling and co-authored both the first monograph and first textbook on individual-based/agent-based modelling. His main research focus is on optimizing model development, communication, and validation. He has been involved in modelling a broad range of plant and animal populations and communities. Using agent-based models, he tries to link behaviour to population and community dynamics and to develop a mechanistic basis for resilience theory.