Quantitative Ecology and Evolution

We are a small group at the Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics. Our main goal is to explore and understand how diversity is generated, organized, and mantained in ecological communities.

Most of our focus is on microbial communities, which we study with a deep and sincere synergy between theory-driven and data-driven approaches. By unveiling quantitative regularities in complex ecological data and by advancing the theoretical understanding of large interacting communities, we aim to determine how the ecological and evolutionary forces produce the stunning taxonomic and functional diversity that we observe on planet Earth.
Here is a more detailed description of our research interests.

We are part of the Quantitative Life Sciences section of the the Abdus Salam Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) located in Trieste, Italy.


September 21, 2020

Paper on macroecological laws in microbialcommunities published in Nature Communications.

February 10-12, 2020

Co-organizing a working group on Aging in single cells at SFI.

January 20-24, 2020

At ICTP-SAIFR in São Paulo for a school I coorganized

December 10, 2019

Paper on stress response and thermotolerance published in BMC Biology.

December 9-10, 2019

In London for a meeting. Giving a Talk on Tuesday.

November 26, 2019

Giving a Lecture at Master in Comunicazione della Scienza at SISSA.

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