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Prof Dr John Vandermeer

Michigan University, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Ann Arbor, United States

Prof Dr Vandermeer is a Faculty member of the University of Michigan since 1971. He has a long track record of visiting positions all over the world. He has three main scientific interests:

  1. Nonlinear dynamics, especially as applied to population models. Analytical and theoretical models of coupled predator/prey dynamical systems. 
  2. Ecology of multidimensional agroecological systems focusing on the role of bio-diversity in the functioning of agro-ecosystems.
  3. Dynamics of biodiversity destruction and conservation focusing on the quality of the matrix within which patches of natural habitat occur.  It includes socio-political as well as ecological forces involved in current debates about bio-diversity conservation.
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