Phillip Staniczenko

Our lab invents new mathematics and designs new computer software to understand how humans impact ecological communities. We work together with field ecologists to collect and analyze data on different species and how they interact, for example, which animals eat which insects and which insects pollinate which plants. We’re not only interested in how humans might be damaging nature, but also how nature benefits us and how we can support biodiversity. What kinds of flowers should we plant in our parks to attract pollinators and how can we use social networks to spread the word? Cities are big experiments where the natural and human worlds collide. Come join the lab and see what’s going on!