Professor Jonathan Potts

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Dr Jonathan Potts
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Professor Jonathan Potts
School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Hicks Building
Hounsfield Road
S3 7RH
Research interests

Most of my research uses mathematical tools to shed light on a few fundamental questions in ecology:

  • Can we construct techniques to help predict the effects of future environmental change on the ability of animal populations to survive?
  • How can we infer the nature of animal interaction mechanisms, both with each other and their environment, from movement data?
  • How do complex systems of animal movements and interactions give rise to emergent population-level patterns?

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Mathematical Biology



Measuring resource acquisition to reveal life-history trade-offs over different temporal scales NERC

Previous grants, as Coinvestigator

Dispersal through fitness landscapes in a social bird: from individuals to populations NERC

Previous grants, as Sole Investigator

Multi-species aggregation equations: a bridge between movement ecology and spatial population dynamics EPSRC
Teaching activities
MAS108 Mathematical Modelling