Stephen Beckett


I am currently researching the ecology and evolution of marine microbial systems, in particular the interactions and coevolution of bacteria and their viruses (aka. phage). I am interested about how local interactions and mechanisms can lead to global patterns. I use mathematical and computational tools guided by ecological principles to guide my work with the Earth System Science group. Before coming to Exeter I investigated the role of pheromone signalling for foraging pharaoh‘s ants (monomorium pharaonis), which utilise attractive and repellent pheromones. I also had an intern placement working with the Computational Science group at Microsoft Research on leaf longevity models in defining global leaf phenology biogeographic patterns. For more details about my research:

Broad research specialisms:

  • Mathematical ecology
  • Computational ecology
  • Theoretical ecology


MRes Mathematics in the Living Environment, University of York
BSc Geography and Mathematics, University of Leeds

Contact details

AddressLaver Building
University of Exeter
North Park Road

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