Aside from my main research, I am collaborating on a few other exciting projects.
I am collaborating with the Kalahari Meerkat Project (in particular Prof. Tim Clutton-Brock from Univ. Cambridge) on developing individual-based models of meerkat (Suricata suricatta) group dynamics.
This project is part of an European Research Council Advanced Grant to Prof. Clutton-Brock.
I am collaborating with several researchers attempting to forecast responses of Mediterranean plant communities to drought. My role is to understand how including demographic rates and population dynamics can improve such forecasts. More info coming soon.
This work is done in close collaboration with BTU.
I am participating in this SNF-funded project, where the aim is to develop a metapopulation model that incorporates four demographic aspects (density, environmental autocorrelation, and vital-rate reaction norms and covariation). This model will serve to investigate the implications of omitting one or more of these aspects for predicting the dynamics of spatially structured populations. We will test the model with long-term demographic and dispersal data from actively dispersing mammals, passively dispersing plants, and actively and passively dispersing laboratory invertebrates.
This project is led by the Population Ecology Group at the University of Zurich.