Computational Modelling Group

Graham Elliott

Postgraduate Research Student
Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
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Academic Qualifications

  • 2010-2011: MSc Conservation Science, Imperial College
  • 2008-2010: BSc (Hons) Zoology, Roehampton University

Research Interest

I am interested in the use of Agent Based models to predict how the expected effects of climate change (CC) will affect the future distribution, resource partitioning and niche of African ungulates. If their environments become less favourable, due to CC, species will need to either adapt to these changing conditions, or migrate to more favourable locations, in order to survive. If a migrating species cannot outcompete established species, it will have to adapt to fill a different niche in its new range. It is important that conservationists are aware of possible changes in species distributions and/or niches, in order to plan appropriate interventions.

Research Interests

Life sciences simulation: Ecology, Evolution, Systems biology

Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Climate

Algorithms and computational methods: Agents, Geographic Information Systems, statistical analysis

Visualisation and data handling methods: Data Aggregation, Data Management, Database

Simulation software: NetLogo, Repast Simphony

Visualisation and data handling software: ArcGIS, MS Office Access

Software Engineering Tools: Eclipse, RStudio

Programming languages and libraries: Java, Python, R

Computational platforms: Windows

Transdisciplinary tags: Complex Systems, Computer Science, e-Research, Quantitative Biology