Laboratory of Population Dynamics
Our lab uses a combination of experiments and models to
characterize and understand population fluctuations. The main aims of
our research are:
- To understand the dynamic and stochastic processes that determine population fluctuations, spatial spread, and extinction
- To develop computational methods for ecological niche identification, disease risk mapping, and species range forecasting
Areas of special interest include the theory of extinction, the problem of coexistence, emergence and spread of infectious diseases,
and the manifestations of critical phenomena in ecology and
epidemiology. Applications of our work include epidemic preparedness
and forecasting (in both wildlife and human populations), conservation
of rare and endangered species, and management of invasive species.
- To bring together science and social perspectives in the service of environmental policy, risk analysis, and conservation
Potential students or postdocs are encouraged to contact Dr. Drake by email. Advertised positions are posted here.
international group of researchers, including John Drake, examine the
global distribution and burden of dengue in a new paper out in the
journal Nature. Read more...
- A new paper from the Drake Lab in the journal Nature Communications shows
that the spread of white-nose syndrome, an emerging fungal disease in
bats, may be determined by habitat and climate. Read more...
- JP Schmidt, Michael Springborn and John Drake develop a decision tool for Invasive Risk Screening by Ecological Syndrome (IRSES) Read more...
- Dr. John Drake is featured in UGA's Focus on Faculty. Read more...
Odum School of Ecology
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-2202