backResearcher Profile

Peter Yodzis

Job Title: Professor
Employer: University of Guelph
Place of Birth: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Public School attended: Dundalk Elementary, North Point Jr. High
High School attended: Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
Further Education: Duke University (B.Sc.), New Mexico State University (Ph.D.).

Brief synopsis of current research:
My research lies in mathematical modelling of ecological systems. This includes "whole system" food web models, smaller scale models which investigate finer details (such as spatial structure) of species interactions, and population dynamical models to address issues such as the influence of noise spectra on population persistence. Most of my work on aquatic systems has been on heavily exploited marine systems such as the Benguela ecosystem and the northwest Atlantic.

Mailing address:
Department of Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1, Canada



Recent Publications:

Yodzis, P. 2000. Diffuse effects in food webs. Ecology 81:261-266.

Yodzis, P., Winemiller, K. O. 1999. In search of operational trophospecies in a tropical aquatic food web. Oikos 87:327-340.

Yodzis, P. 1998. Local trophodynamics and the interaction of marine mammals and fisheries in the Benguela ecosystem. J. Anim. Ecol. 67:635-658.

Yodzis, P. 1994f. Predator-prey theory and management of multispecies fisheries. Ecol. Appl. 4:51-58.