Abdel Halloway

Assistant Professor


Clapp 307

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Degree: PhD

I am a theoretical evolutionary ecologist by training and profession. I am primarily interested in how evolution, especially rapid evolution, guides ecological processes and how those ecological processes then go on to influence the evolution of species. To do so, I primarily use a mathematical technique known as evolutionary game theory to create models of eco-evolutionary dynamics which are then used to analyze long-term eco-evolutionary outcomes like community structure and function. My work is broad in nature and system inspecific. Topics vary and include the structure of diverse competitive communities, eco-evolutionary dynamics of social and cooperative species, conditions for mutualism evolution and diversification, adaptive behavior and defense in predator-prey communities, macroevolutionary and macroecological processes, and eco-evolutionary dynamics in cancer.