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Geoff Wild (Principal Investigator)

My research interests can be found here.



Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario.
NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Applied Mathematics, University of Western Ontario.
Adjunct Assistant Professor and Teaching Fellow, Mathematics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.


Ph. D., Mathematics, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
M.Sc., Biology, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.
B.Sc., Biolgy, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

Other Activities

Editorial Board , Journal of Theoretical Biology.

Board of Reviewing Editors, Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2008-2016).


Ming Bao (Ph.D. Student)

Ming came to our group looking to build on her experience in evolutionary games. She has been working on the evolution of helping and harming with reproductive skew.



M.Sc., Mathematics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

M.Eng., University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

B.Eng., University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui, China.


Cody Koykka (Ph.D. Student)

Cody has tackled a variety of problems, including ones related to cooperative breeding, the evolution of leadership, and punishment.



B.Sc. Integrated Science Program, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario



Jingjing Xu (Ph.D. Student)

Jingjing is interested in modelling evolutionary ecology using games with asymmetries among players.



M.Sc., Applied Mathematics, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

B.Sc., Mathematics, Beijing, China.


Josh Dunn (M.Sc. Student)

Josh was with us during his undergrad, where he modelled the evolution of cooperative breeding with sex-ratio variation. He's recently turned his sights to combining a budding interest in evolutionary game theory in finite populations, with his interest in scientific computing.



B.Sc. The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario



Past Group Members

    • Mengie Zhou (Honours Thesis 2013-14, MSc Project 2014-15) Invasion Analysis from Branching Processes, Evolution of Alternative Reproductive Tactics. Now at Carelton University.
    • Teodora Vujicic (Summer 2014) Invasion analysis applied to the evolution of cooperative breeding systems. Western.
    • George Barton (Summer 2014) Modelling the action of natural selection. Western.
    • Regan Arntz-Gray (Summer 2013) Application of Group Theory to Inclusive-Fitness Models. Queen's University
    • Patrick Callegaro (Summer 2013) Epdemic Models of Infectious Disease with Vaccination. Western.
    • Dave McLeod (M.Sc. 2013) Ecological Constraints and the Evolution of Cooperative Breeding. Now at Queen's University.
    • Qiuyue Wu (Honours Thesis 2012-13) Mathematical and Simulation Models for the Evolution of the Sex Ratio. Now in M.Sc. Program at Western
    • Joao Alpedrinha (Postdoc 2012-13) Condition-Dependent Sex Allocation in Shrimp.
    • S. M. Asaduzzaman (M.Sc. 2011) The Evolution of Dispersal Conditioned on Migration Status. Now at the University of Victoria.
    • Josh Grant (M.Sc. 2009) Cooperation on bipartite networks (supervised jointly with L. M. Wahl).
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