Mike Steel

Distinguished ProfessorMike Steel

Director of Research
Jack Erskine 623
Internal Phone: 92153

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Research interests are applications of discrete mathematics (combinatorics, graph theory) and probability theory to contemporary problems in biology.

Recent Publications

  • Bocharov S., Harris S., Kominek E., Mooers A. and Steel M. (2023) Predicting Long Pendant Edges in Model Phylogenies, with Applications to Biodiversity and Tree Inference. Systematic Biology 72(3): 575-589. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sysbio/syac059.
  • Francis A. and Steel M. (2023) Labellable Phylogenetic Networks. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 85(6) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-023-01157-0.
  • Gumbs R., Gray CL., Böhm M., Burfield IJ., Couchman OR., Faith DP., Forest F., Hoffmann M., Isaac NJB. and Jetz W. (2023) The EDGE2 protocol: Advancing the prioritisation of Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered species for practical conservation action. PLoS Biology 21(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001991.
  • Manson K. and Steel M. (2023) Spaces of Phylogenetic Diversity Indices: Combinatorial and Geometric Properties. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 85(8) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11538-023-01183-y.
  • Overwater M., Pelletier D. and Steel M. (2023) The expected loss of feature diversity (versus phylogenetic diversity) following rapid extinction at the present. Journal of Mathematical Biology 87(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00285-023-01988-4.