PEOPLE Faculty
ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Area of Research:  Ecology and Evolution, Physical Biology
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I am interested in the collective dynamics of evolving ecosystems. From the maintenance of biodiversity to self-organized energy flows, several phenomena in ecosystems emerge from interactions between many species. However, unlike traditional many-body systems in physics, each species in an ecosystem tunes its parameters in response to its environment during evolution, which constantly reorganizes the entire system. To understand the principles behind these complex systems, we need new theoretical and computational tools. I use concepts from dynamical systems, nonequilibrium statistical physics, data assimilation, and information theory to develop these tools, test their predictions against data, and better understand evolving ecosystems.