Prof. Edward A. Codling

 

Professor of Mathematical Biology

Department of Mathematical Sciences

University of Essex, UK

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PhD and Postdoc Supervision

 

 

 

∞  Suggested PhD Projects

I am always interested to hear from students looking to complete a PhD project in the areas of my research interest. The following suggestions are examples of typical PhD projects that I would be willing to supervise (but these are not the only possibilities!). Please note that unless specifically indicated, I do not currently have funding for any of these suggested PhD projects. Any funded PhDs I have available will usually be advertised on www.jobs.ac.uk or similar.

1. Optimal sampling strategies and analysis of random walk movement paths.

2. Navigation through the many wrongs principle: an evolutionary approach using genetic algorithms.

3. Decision-making and the behaviour of human crowds.

4. Velocity jump processes and reaction-transport systems.

5. Closed areas as a fisheries management tool: the importance of movement behaviour.

6. Optimal fisheries management in an uncertain world.

7. Analysis of cow behaviour and movement through remote tracking.

 
 

 

∞  Current PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

 

PhD Students:

Tahani Al-Karkhi

(Co-supervised by Hadi Susanto, Essex)

 

PhD

Oct 2013 -

Reaction-diffusion models and spatial pattern formation in ecological systems

Hocine Benchikh

(Co-supervised by Emer Rogan, UCC, and Colm Lordan, MI. Based at UCC, Ireland)

PhD

Jan 2009 -

Modelling the ecology, population dynamics, assessment & management of Nephrops (Nephrops norvegicus) in the waters around Britain & Ireland.

Holly Hodges

(Co-supervised by Jon Amory, Writtle College)

PhD

Oct 2013 -

Use of tracking technology to detect changes in behaviour of dairy cows related to management for early disease identification.

Fiona Watson

(Co-supervised by Leanne Hepburn, Essex)

PhD

Oct 2011 -

Design and implementation of MPAs in UK waters.
 

Postdoctoral Researchers:

Dr Jorge Vazquez Diosdado

 

Postdoc

Feb 2013 -

Assessment of Dairy Cow welfare through Predictive Modelling of Individual and Social Behaviour
 

 

∞  Previous PhD Students and Postdoctoral Researchers

 

PhD Students:

Julius Piercy

(Co-supervised by Dave Smith, Essex, and Steve Simpson, Exeter)

PhD

Jan 2011 - Aug 2014

Coral reef noise, fish behaviour and the role of marine soundscapes in assessing reef quality.

(Thesis submitted Aug 2014; passed viva with minor corrections Sept 2014)

Monika Hidayanti

(Co-supervised by Abdel Salhi, Essex)

PhD

Oct 2011 - Jan 2014*

Evolution and optimisation in collective behaviour.

(*Transferred to University of Portsmouth, Jan 2014)

Nicola Lewis

(Co-supervised by Michael Steinke, Essex)

PhD

Oct 2010 - Oct 2013

Modelling the role of dimethyl sulphide (DMS) in pelagic tritrophic interactions.

(Thesis submitted Oct 2013; passed viva with minor corrections Feb 2014)

Deepak George Pazhayamadom

(Co-supervised by Emer Rogan, UCC, and Ciaran Kelly, MI. Based at UCC, Ireland)

PhD

Oct 2008 - Aug 2013

The application of signal detection methods to the fisheries management system.

(Thesis submitted Aug 2013; passed viva with minor corrections Sept 2013)

Andrew Knell

PhD

Oct 2008 - Sep 2011

Identifying Behavioural Changes In Movement Path Data.

(Thesis submitted Sept 2011; passed viva with minor corrections Dec 2011)

Daniel Boakes

(Co-supervised by Michael Steinke, Essex)

PhD

Oct 2008 - Oct 2010*

Signalling networks and info-chemistry in aquatic tri-trophic interactions.

(*Withdrew due to personal circumstances)

 

Postdoctoral researchers:

Dr Sarah Kraak

(Co-supervised by Emer Rogan, UCC, and Ciaran Kelly, MI. Based at MI, Ireland)

Postdoc

Oct 2008 - Mar 2015

Develop and test through simulation a suite of measures that will contribute to rebuilding depleted fish stocks in waters around Ireland.

Dr Nikolai Bode

Postdoc

Oct 2012 - Oct 2014

Individual-specific risks in evacuation: women and children first?

 

(Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the AXA Research Fund)

Dr Mark Breckels

(Main supervisor Michael Steinke, Essex. Co-supervised by Steve Archer, PML)

Postdoc

July 2010 - Jan 2014

The role of dimethyl sulphide (DMS) in pelagic tritrophic interactions.
Dr Graeme Thorn

Postdoc

Jan 2009 - Jun 2010

Simplifying the assessment and management of fisheries and other natural resources.
 
 

 

   

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