Alex James

Associate ProfessorAlex James

Jack Erskine 624
Internal Phone: 92425

Qualifications

Research Interests

My research interests focus on mathematical modelling, taking real life problems and using mathematics to explore their phenomenology and underlying principles. A key theme running through all my research projects is the drive to find simple models that can give qualitative solutions.

Recent Publications

  • James A., Binny RN., Lee WG., Payne J., Stringer N. and Holland EP. (2019) Predicting water levels in ephemeral wetlands under climate change scenarios. Theoretical Ecology http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12080-019-0409-4.
  • Lustig A., James A., Anderson D. and Plank MJ. (2019) Pest control at a regional scale: identifying key criteria using a spatially explicit, agent‐based model. Journal of Applied Ecology 1365-2664.13387 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13387.
  • Plank MJ., Stringer N., Lamoureaux SL., Bourdôt GW. and James A. (2019) Limiting Effect of Self-Shading on the Height of Tradescantia fluminensis Mats. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-019-00631-y.
  • Penelope Holland E., Binny RN. and James A. (2018) Optimal control of irrupting pest populations in a climate-driven ecosystem. PeerJ 2018(12) http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6146.
  • Holland EP., Mugford J., Binny RN. and James A. (2017) How Herbivore Browsing Strategy Affects Whole-Plant Photosynthetic Capacity. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 79(4): 772-787. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-017-0253-x.