Professor Mike Fowler

Professor Mike Fowler

Professor, Biosciences

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 295443

Email address

Academic Office - 100
First Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


My research focusses on how species interactions and stochastic environmental variability combine to influence different types of ecological stability and invasive species dynamics. I combine analytical, simulation and statistical modelling approaches to investigate how different forms of environmental variation (spatial and/or temporal) drive changes in populations, always aiming to combine population biology theory with empirical work wherever possible, across a range of study systems.

Recent and ongoing research projects include: (i) investigating eco-evolutionary dynamics and responses to environmental variation in stage-structured populations; (ii) developing our understanding of invasive species and their management; (iii) integrating ecosystem resilience into coastal planning for the persistence of natural flood protection and wetland ecosystem services; (iv) investigating the impacts of environmental variation in simple evolutionary models.


Areas Of Expertise

  • Complex dynamics
  • environmental stochasticity
  • species–environment interactions
  • species–species interactions.
  • coloured stochastic processes
  • spatio-temporal dynamics
  • data analysis
  • quantitative approaches

Career Highlights

Award Highlights

2017 Ecological Society of America “Innovations in Sustainability” Award (see Donohue et al 2016, Ecology Letters).