Our mission is to understand the role of spatio-temporal heterogeneity on species interactions at multiple scales through the integration of theoretical modeling and empirical data. To fulfill this mission, we follow an interdisciplinary approach that integrates knowledge from ecology and molecular biology with applied mathematics, and statistics. (updated by QuantLab Fall 2016).

We are particularly interested in looking at how spatial heterogeneity influences meta-population dynamics of mosquito-borne diseases in human and non-human hosts.

In our approach we collaborate with mathematicians to develop theoretical models. We test the predictions of these models using field data from observational studies or field experiments. We then use this knowledge to develop quantitative applications that can be used for biodiversity conservation or disease control.