About

QuantitativeEcology is a Research Lab in the School of Forestry at Northern Arizona University. It focuses on the application of advanced mathematical, computational and statistical tools to any number of problems spanning from modeling population dynamics to quantifying spatial patterns and species interactions. Quantitative ecologists often apply some combination of deterministic and/or stochastic mathematical models to theoretical ecological questions and commonly depend on sophisticated methods in applied statistics, mathematics and computer programming.

Our research aim is to exploit the potential of information found in increasingly larger and more complex data sets using mathematical equations, conceptual graphics, and model development. While quantitative ecology can deepen our understanding of the world, the field commonly requires strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills. QuantitativeEcology is committed to developing scientists with these skills and collaborating with other researchers and organizations devoted to quantitative analyses and rigor, open enquiry, and enhancing our understanding of ecological systems.