Geoff Legault
PhD student

I study how demographic stochasticity affects populations and communities using a combination of mathematical models and microcosms. I am interested in how deterministic models (with or without stochastic approximations) differ in terms of biological outcomes from fully stochastic models. The fully stochastic models I use are constructed using Kolmogorov forward equations or simulated with the Gillespie algorithm. Further, I validate the use of these models in a Daphnia model system.