Dr. Timothy Szewczyk

My research is directed toward understanding the distribution of species and community structure across spatial scales, with a goal toward empirically-guided conservation and management in a changing world. I am particularly interested in using mechanistic models and simulations to address the roles of stochasticity and uncertainty in complex systems.

 

Currently, I am focused on the spatial distribution of morphological traits and trait variation in ant species within the canton of Vaud, performing a survey of ant communities that spans environmental and human land use gradients. My past work has included sampling of ant communities in Colorado, USA to evaluate hypothesized drivers of community structure and to detect responses to climate change, constructing mechanistic simulations invasive plant species to compare management strategies, and theoretical population simulations to assess the impact of stochasticity on our ability to detect responses to climate change.

My research is directed toward understanding the distribution of species and community structure across spatial scales, with a goal toward empirically-guided conservation and management in a changing world. I am particularly interested in using mechanistic models and simulations to address the roles of stochasticity and uncertainty in complex systems.

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Office room: 3223
Phone: +4121 692 4249
Fax: +4121 692 4149
timothymichael.szewczyk[@]unil.ch

Biophore - CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland
Tel. +41 21 692 41 60
Fax +41 21 692 41 65