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

  • 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
  • Penelope Holland E., Binny RN. and James A. (2018) Optimal control of irrupting pest populations in a climate-driven ecosystem.. PeerJ 2018(12)
  • 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.
  • James A., McLeod J., Rouco C., Richardson K. and Tompkins D. (2017) Spatial utilization predicts animal social contact networks are not scale-free. Royal Society Open Science 4(12) 171209: 13.
  • Binny RN., Haridas P., James A., Law R., Simpson MJ. and Plank MJ. (2016) Spatial structure arising from neighbour-dependent bias in collective cell movement. PeerJ 4(16) e1689: 24pp.