I'm a professor in the departments of Mathematics & Statistics and of Biology at McMaster University. My interests range widely in spatial, theoretical, mathematical, computational and statistical ecology, evolution and epidemiology; plant community, ecosystem, and epidemic dynamics; and whatever else takes my fancy. |

314 Hamilton Hall Department of Mathematics & Statistics McMaster University 1280 Main Street West Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1 Canada |
(905) 525-9140 x23320 bolker@mcmaster.ca http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/~bolker GPG public key (fingerprint: 688D 48D3 345F 3A7B 81A0 3287 E095 E584 5B97 1507) |

Alternate location/phone: LSB 336, x24376.

My schedule for the current semester.If you really want to reach me, you should probably send e-mail rather than phoning ...

- math 1MP3, intro to mathematical/statistical programming
- Biology 708

Past and continuing areas of research interest:

- theoretical studies on spatial dynamics of ecological communities and of epidemics (sometimes combined); competition-colonization tradeoffs, successional niches, dispersal, epidemics in homogeneous and heterogeneous landscapes, combined with statistical methods for teasing apart the influence of exogenous and endogenous drivers;
- marine reef fish population dynamics [with Craig Osenberg];
- stock analysis of sea turtle populations, combining genetic data with ecological covariates [with Karen Bjorndal and Alan Bolten];
- applications of generalized linear mixed models
- software for phylogenetic comparative methods

- on Google scholar
- here, with links to PDFs (the username/password
combination is
`bbpapers/r*e*s*e*a*r*c*h`

[without the stars]); you can get a a BibTeX-formatted list as well.*This list is not quite up-to-date*; I'm working on it, please e-mail me if you notice something missing/want a PDF copy of a paper that's not available there. - I try to post slides of talks on slideshare
- I post miscellaneous worked R examples on RPubs
- here are some1;3201;0c variously-baked ideas you might find interesting ...

- Stats 4C03/6C03, Generalized linear models: current (Fall 2013), Fall 2011
- Biology 3SS3, Population Ecology:
upcoming (Winter 2014) (
*see link for information about waivers*) - Math 747, Topics in math biology: Winter 2011
- Stats 756, Biostatistics topics: Winter 2010
- Math 2E03, Introduction to Modeling: Fall 2010

Prospective graduate students in mathematical/statistical ecology,
**or** empirical ecology/evolution with strong quantitative interests,
should contact me by e-mail. I can supervise students in the
mathematics, statistics, or biology PhD programmes, or McMaster's
computational science & engineering programme.
While I strongly prefer students who have made at least some previous investment
in quantitative tools, I do not have hard and fast rules about
mathematical/statistical/computational prerequisites; please contact
me to inquire.

None: drop me a line!

- Mollie Brooks: postdoc, University of Zurich (2012, UF Biology)
- Zy Biesinger, fisheries scientist, US FWS, Lower Great Lakes office (2012, UF Fisheries and Biology, co-chair with Bill Lindberg)
- Swati DebRoy, Lecturer, Dep't of Mathematics & Statistics, UMKC (UF Mathematics, co-chair with Maia Martcheva)
- Jada White (2010, UF Biology: co-chair, Gustav Paulay)
- John Poulsen, Assistant Professor of Tropical Biology, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University (2009, Biology)
- Toshinori Okuyama, Assistant Professor at National Taiwan University (Zoology)
- Claudia Romero, courtesy faculty, UF Biology (Botany: co-chair, David Jones)
- Greg Babbitt, Visiting Assistant Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology (2009, Zoology: co-chair, Rebecca Kimball)

- My CV (short version, full version)

I have published a book on statistical modeling for ecologists, in R: there is also a wiki for it, with updates, errata, and so forth. Feedback is welcome.

- R code: source, Windows binaries
- information and code for spatial moment equations
- measles data
- Errata for Hilborn and Mangel's
*Ecological Detective*: HTML, LaTeX, PDF.