Dr Edward A. Codling


Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology

Departments of Mathematical Sciences & Biological Sciences

University of Essex, UK

Welcome to the Research Homepage of Dr Edward A. Codling






Contact Details:

Title: Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology

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

Phone: +44 1206 874567

Email: ecodling (at) essex.ac.uk

Main homepage: http://privatewww.essex.ac.uk/~ecodling/

Links to my other academic webpages:

 DMS staff page  Academia.edu  Linkedin.com  Google Scholar  ResearchGate  Researcher ID

Recent News

Our ongoing work on human crowd behaviour has been reported by the BBC and other media.

We also appeared on Series 2 of Dara O'Briain's Science Club (our article starts at 44min).


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


Nikolai Bode is currently working with me on an AXA funded postdoctoral fellowship.


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:

Codling, EA, Bode, NWF. 2014. Copycat dynamics in leaderless animal group navigation. Movement Ecology, 2: 11.

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:

Moving On: 48th Congress of the International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE)

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:

BBSRC Schools Regional Champion

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 Senior Lecturer in 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 August 2014