Alex James

Associate ProfessorAlex James

Jack Erskine 624
Internal Phone: 92425


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

  • Binny RN., Innes J., Fitzgerald N., Pech R., James A., Price R., Gillies C. and Byrom AE. (2021) Long-term biodiversity trajectories for pest-managed ecological restorations: eradication vs. suppression. Ecological Monographs 91(2)
  • Hackney M., James A. and Plank MJ. (2021) Cooperative and non-cooperative behaviour in the exploitation of a common renewable resource with environmental stochasticity. Applied Mathematical Modelling 89: 1041-1054.
  • Hendy S., Steyn N., James A., Plank MJ., Hannah K., Binny RN. and Lustig A. (2021) Mathematical modelling to inform New Zealand’s COVID-19 response. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 51(S1): S86-S106.
  • James A., Plank MJ., Hendy S., Binny R., Lustig A., Steyn N., Nesdale A. and Verrall A. (2021) Successful contact tracing systems for COVID-19 rely on effective quarantine and isolation. PLoS ONE 16(6 June)
  • James A., Plank MJ., Hendy S., Binny RN., Lustig A. and Steyn N. (2021) Model-free estimation of COVID-19 transmission dynamics from a complete outbreak. PLoS ONE 16(3 March)