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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Hal Caswell
Hal Caswell's photoHal Caswell
Scientist Emeritus
Biology

Contact Information:
Work: 508 289 2751
Mobile: 508 274 8065
Fax: +1 508 457 2134
hcaswell@whoi.edu
Building: Redfield 1-08

Mailing Address:
Mailstop 34
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests
I study the mathematical ecology of populations and communities. I use models that include the life cycle, the vital rates, dispersal patterns, and temporal and spatial variation in the environment. I use these models to explore population growth, extinction, invasion, and spatial pattern, and apply the results to conservation biology. My research is defined by processes, not taxa; at the moment it considers marine mammals, seabirds, terrestrial plants, and benthic invertebrates.

Information for prospective students
I advise Ph.D. students through the MIT/WHOI Joint Program, BUT I am not considering students for fall 2013.  Students working in my lab in the past have studied theoretical/analytical problems and carried out analyses of particular ecological systems. A good background in, and a high level of comfort with, mathematics is necessary. You can find out about some of the projects underway in the Projects section of this website. See http://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=7999 for more information about the program.

Education
B.S. (with high honor), Michigan State University, 1971 (Zoology) Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1974 (Zoology)


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