Mark Lewis is Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology and Professor of Mathematics/Statistics and Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta. With a research focus in spatial ecology, he has supervised over 50 graduate students and postdocs and has published 6 books and more than 200 papers. Research prizes include the CRM-Fields-PIMS Prize for Exceptional Research in Mathematics and the Canadian Applied and Industrial Mathematics Research Prize. He is a Chief Editor of the Journal of Mathematical Biology, and is former President of Society for Mathematical Biology. Lewis has experience in helping lead strategic networks, including the NSERC Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN) and the NSERC Turning Risk into Action for the Mountain Pine Beetle Network (TRIA). He is a Fellow of the Fields Institute, the Society for Mathematical Biology, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics and the Royal Society of Canada.
Dr. Lewis' research is mathematical biology, with a focus in spatial ecology. Mathematical models include nonlinear partial differential equations, integrodifference equations and related stochastic spatial processes. Biological problems include modeling animal movement behaviours and patterns, predicting population spread in biological invasions, calculating optimal strategies for biocontrol, analyzing outbreaks of wildlife disease and assessing the effect of global change on species survival. A significant part of his research involves the formulation and verification of quantitative models, in collaboration with biologists. Mathematical approaches include analytical methods for dynamical systems, perturbation theory, and computational methods.
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