Mathematical Biology and Environmental Dynamics

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Mathematical Biology

The Mathematical Biology Group at the University of Sheffield uses a wide range of mathematical and statistical approaches to study questions in biology, medicine and ecology. Current research interests include:

  • Animal movement and biological invasions
  • Dynamics of genetic regulatory networks
  • Dynamics of infectious diseases
  • Genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics
  • Mechanisms of evolution and development
  • Pattern formation in plant and animal development
  • Statistical ecology

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Environmental Dynamics

This group's research is well known in the areas of Synthetic Aperture Radar, HF Radar Remote sensing, Turbulent diffusion and Meteorology.

Some of its research is facilitated by the NERC Centre of Excellence in Terrestrial Carbon Dynamics, and the group members enjoy a wide range of research collaborations.


Current grants

  • Climate-change effects on the epidemiology of infectious diseases and the impacts on Northern societies
  • Leverhulme Centre for Climate Change Mitigation through Enhanced Weathering, Leverhulme

Past grants

  • L2 BioMASS, ESA
  • GlobBiomass, ESA
  • Biomass, ESA
  • NCEO 16-17 Extension, NERC
  • ESA

A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.