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

  • Barrett-Walker T., Plank MJ., Ka'ai-Mahuta R., Hikuroa D. and James A. (2020) Kia kaua te reo e rite ki te moa, ka ngaro: Do not let the language suffer the same fate as the Moa. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 17(162) http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0526.
  • Brower A. and James A. (2020) Research performance and age explain less than half of the gender pay gap in New Zealand universities. PLoS ONE 15(1) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226392.
  • Hackney M., James A. and Plank MJ. (2019) Emergence of balanced harvesting in an agent-based model of an open-access small-scale fishery. Mathematical Biosciences 316 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2019.108245.
  • 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 12(4): 427-435. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12080-019-0409-4.
  • James A., Chisnall R. and Plank MJ. (2019) Gender and societies: A grassroots approach to women in science. Royal Society Open Science 6(9) http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsos.190633.