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

  • 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) http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1439.
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2020.06.079.
  • 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.2021.1876111.
  • 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) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0252499.
  • 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) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238800.