Prof. Edward A. Codling


Professor of Mathematical Biology

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Essex, UK

Welcome to the Research Homepage of Prof. Edward A. Codling






Contact Details:

Title: Professor of Mathematical Biology

Address: Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park,  Colchester,  CO4 3SQ, UK.

Phone: +44 1206 874567

Email: ecodling (at)

Main homepage:

Links to my other academic webpages:

 DMS staff page  Google Scholar  ResearchGate  Researcher ID

Recent News

Throughout September 2014, Nikolai Bode and I will be 'Scientists in Residence' at the London Science Museum as part of their ongoing Live Science project. 'Emergency! Exit?' will explore human decision-making during crowd evacuations using computer-based experiments.


We are now running an inter-disciplinary seminar series: TECS seminars.


Jorge Vazquez Diosdado is currently working with me as a postdoc on a BBSRC funded project.


Research Topics and Interests

I currently have two main areas of research interest in the rapidly expanding fields of Mathematical Biology and Ecology:

1. Movement & Behavioural Ecology: modelling the behaviour, movement and dispersal of animals, micro-organisms and cells;

2. Population Ecology: mathematical analysis and simulation of the population dynamics and optimal management strategies of fisheries and marine ecosystems.

Click the link above for further details, description, background and web resources.

Publications Research Grants and Projects

Recent papers published:

Bode, NWF, Kemloh Wagoum, AU, Codling, EA. 2015. Information use by humans during dynamic route choice in virtual crowd evacuations. Royal Society Open Science, 2: 140410.

Click the link above for a list of my publications including downloadable copies of preprints and journal papers, as well as various 'grey' publications.


Recent grants received:

28/12/2012: 45,000 awarded by FAWT. Use of tracking technology to detect changes in behaviour of dairy cows related to management for early disease identification. With Jon Amory & Zoe Barker (Writtle).

Click the link above for a list of other grants and projects that I am involved with as well as completed grants and projects.

Conferences and Meetings Media, Outreach & Knowledge Transfer

Recent or upcoming conferences and meetings:

12 Feb 2015, University of Kent, Statistics Seminar

Click the link above for conferences and meetings that I have attended, presented at, or been involved with organising.


Recent media, outreach and knowledge transfer activites:

Emergency! Exit?

Live Science at the London Science Museum, 2 Sept - 1 Oct 2014

Click the link above for media, outreach and knowledge transfer activities undertaken by me or members of my research group.

PhD & Project Supervision Academic Career

I am always interested to hear from students looking to complete a PhD project in my areas of research.


Click the link above for some suggested projects,  my current students and postdocs, and further background and details.


I am currently employed as a Professor of Mathematical Biology at the University of Essex, UK.


Click the link above for a brief career outline, including teaching awards and achievements.


Essex Algae and Grazers Research Group

National Centre for Statistical Ecology

Funding Bodies:
AXA - Research Fund - Through research protection


Page last updated February 2015