My primary research focus is to develop reliable theory to understand the drivers of biological diversity at different spatiotemporal scales. This research aims at bridging the gap between theoretical and applied ecology. I have specialized in building stochastic models of different complexity to describe ecological systems and to work in close collaboration with empiricists to test these models against data. I am particularly interested in an integrative approach to ecology, which brings together different disciplinary perspectives, including mathematical, natural and social sciences.
My research with the SIAM group involves developing stochastic models and inference methods, with the goal of gathering predictive understanding of different ecological systems.