Dr Ace North

Postdoctoral Researcher

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Email: ace.north@zoo.ox.ac.uk
Address: Room E5,
Department of Zoology,
The Tinbergen Building,
South Parks Road,
Oxford, OX1 3PS

Research interests

I study the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of populations, often with an emphasis on the role of spatial structure. I’m interested in all kinds of populations, yet currently I am focused on malaria-spreading mosquitoes. In particular, I am researching how transgenic elements might be driven into mosquito populations to reduce their efficiency in transmitting malaria. I use both mathematical/simulation models, and statistical models, to address these questions.

Selected publications

  • North, A., Burt, A. and Godfray, H.C.J. 2013 Modelling the spatial spread of a homing endonuclease gene in a mosquito population Journal of Applied Ecology Volume 50, 1216-1225.
  • North, A. and Hancock, P. 2012 Modelling the control of mosquito-borne diseases.  In ‘Ecology of parasite-vector interactions’ (eds W. Takken and C.J.M. Koenraadt) Wageningen Academic Pub., 
  •  North, A., Pennanen, J., Ovaskainen, O. and Laine, A-L. 2011 Local adaptation in a changing world: The roles of gene-flow, mutation, and sexual reproduction. Evolution Volume 65, Issue 1, pages 79–89.
  • North, A., Cornell, S. and Ovaskainen, O. 2011 Evolutionary responses of dispersal distance to landscape structure and habitat loss. Evolution Volume 65, Issue 6, pages 1739–1751. 
  • North, A. and Ovaskainen, O. 2007 Interactions between dispersal, competition, and landscape heterogeneity. Oikos Volume 116, Number 7.