Associate Professor (Office: S3-01-11)
Ryan is a theoretical ecologist with an interest in tropical forest ecology and biodiversity. Current major research projects aim to understand the mechanisms responsible for large-scale patterns of tree diversity in tropical forests and to estimate extinction rates in the tropics. Download Ryan’s CV here.
Senior Research Fellow
Tak constructs and uses mathematical models to investigate processes governing population dynamics in complex ecosystems. He studied Mathematics at Imperial College London as an undergraduate, before doing two PhDs at University College London and Queen’s University Belfast, on modelling the dynamics of coral reef and temperate marine shelf ecosystems. Tak is working on a range of projects including models of tropical forest dynamics and epidemiological models of dengue in Singapore. More details on Tak can be found at his personal website.
Nadiah is a theoretical ecologist with broad interests in dynamical systems. She is currently working on applications of evolutionary game theory to conservation problems. More details on Nadiah can be found at her personal website.
Nicolás did his undergraduate degree at Rutgers State University of New Jersey in statistics with a minor in entomology. Afterwards he obtained an MA in mathematics from a joint program between the Universitat de València and Universitat Politècnica de València with a thesis on machine learning methods for description of anomalous diffusion. Nicolás is broadly interested in mathematical modelling of ecological systems.
Angelica is interested in studying the effects of habitat fragmentation on tropical ecosystems. She graduated with an environmental science degree specialising in ecology from Nanyang Technological University.
Sankar is a PhD student who graduated with a BSc (Hons.) in Life Sciences from NUS in 2019. He is interested in applying population viability analysis to reptiles in rapidly changing Southeast Asian landscapes. He hopes such studies can provide key insights into developing conservation and reintroduction strategies for these creatures.
Visiting PhD Student
Fanhua is a visiting PhD student in plant ecology from East China Normal University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Marine Ecology at the Ocean University of China. Her current work focuses on the role of the competition–colonization trade-off in species coexistence using empirical and theoretical approaches. She also has broad interests in the ecological mechanisms driving the diversity, dynamics, and distributions of plant species.
Mingyi is an MSc student with undergraduate background from Wuhan University. He majored in Biological Science, but is very interested in tackling biological problems with mathematical modelling approaches. He is currently doing his Master’s project on modelling the evolution of co-operation in human societies.
Yixin is an MSc student with an undergraduate degree in Geographical Science. She is interested in using machine learning to predict carbon emissions.