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)

Links to my other academic webpages:

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Recent News


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:

Piercy, JJB, Smith, DJ, Simpson, SD, Jompa, J, Codling, EA. 2018. High temporal resolution sampling reveals reef fish settlement is highly clustered. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences,  75: 560-568.

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:

20/02/2017: 202,100 awarded by NERC (SARIC). Novel animal-mounted sensor technology to improve efficiency and sustainability. With Carol-Anne Duthie, Malcolm Mitchell (SRUC); 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:

14 July 2017, BES Workshop on Movement Ecology: integrating big data and mathematical modelling

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:

The Big Bang Fair at the University of Essex, 20 Dec 2016

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 May 2018