I develop and study stochastic population dynamics and population genetics models for populations out of equilibrium, such as expanding populations or populations affected by frequent extinction events. This covers a wide variety of models, such as space-continuous measure-valued population genetics processes, variants of the Wright-Fisher model with a seed bank component, or branching processes.
While these models are interesting in their own right from a mathematical viewpoint, they also present applications in ecology, as "proofs of concept" that some biological phenomenon observed in real life can be reproduced only using stochasticity in reproduction, or as bases to build estimators and perform statistical inference on real data. Therefore, my research interests also include the application of the models I study to questions arising in plant ecology and urban ecology.
My website can be found here: http://www.normalesup.org/~alouvet/home.html
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