Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics Lab

Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics Lab

About the Group

The group’s research focuses on unifying ecological and evolutionary theory to allow improved predictions on how environmental change will impact natural systems. The theory we have developed allows the dynamics of genes, phenotypes, populations, communities and ecosystems to be simultaneously projected into the future. We apply the theory we develop using data we collect, or help collect, to make predictions of the impacts of environmental change on ecosystems as diverse as the woodlands of Wytham, the freshwater streams of Trinidad, the savannahs of East Africa, and the diverse landscapes of Yellowstone National Park.

Those interested in bringing fellowship, or for doing their graduate studies, within the group should get in touch with Tim Coulson. Requests to work in the group should outline the questions that would be asked during the research.   

For futher information:



Professor Tim Coulson 

Shelly Lachish 
Claudio Quilodran

PhD students: 
Marie Koschowitz 
Tom Potter 
Josie Mahony
Susanne Schindler
Leejah Dorward
Erik Sandvig 
Xuefei Yao
Gioele Passoni
Andrew Wood

Rosemarie Kentie

Recent Publications

Tim Coulson, Bruce E. Kendall, Julia Barthold, Floriane Plard, Susanne Schindler, Arpat Ozgul, and Jean-Michel Gaillard, "Modeling Adaptive and Nonadaptive Responses of Populations to Environmental Change," The American Naturalist 190, no. 3 (September 2017): 313-336.

Sandvig, Erik M., Tim Coulson, Jiro Kikkawa, and Sonya M. Clegg. "The influence of climatic variation and density on the survival of an insular passerine Zosterops lateralis." PloS one 12, no. 4 (2017): e0176360.

Schindler, Susanne, Jean-Michel Gaillard, André Grüning, Peter Neuhaus, Lochran W. Traill, Shripad Tuljapurkar, and Tim Coulson. "Sex-specific demography and generalization of the Trivers-Willard theory." Nature 526, no. 7572 (2015): 249.