Aaron A. King, Ph.D.

Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Mathematics
University of Michigan

photo of Aaron In the King Lab, we use sophisticated mathematical, computational, and statistical tools to advance theoretical ecology and evolution. We formalize scientific hypotheses as mathematical models to make precise predictions and powerful inference. One major focus of our research is the ecology and evolution of infectious diseases. We formulate mathematical models and confront them with data to learn about the mechanisms that operate in the host-pathogen interaction and about how they are likely to evolve. Students and postdocs in the lab have a wide range of interests; the common thread is the use of rigorous theoretical approaches on fundamental questions in ecology and evolutionary biology.
seasonality interacts with predator-prey dynamics to produce a complex but intelligible pattern of multiannual oscillations
The lab accepts graduate students through three programs: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Applied & Interdisciplinary Mathematics, and Mathematics. Students interested in applying should have a strong quantitative background, some experience with scientific computation, and a burning interest in developing and testing theory for real ecological systems. Please contact Prof. King if you're interested in joining us.

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2051 Kraus Natural Sciences Building
830 North University Avenue
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1048 USA