Dr Jared Field, Mckenzie Fellow in Mathematics at the
University of Melbourne and University of Sydney graduate, describes how
mathematics and biology intersect in this SMRI research profile.
Dr Field uses mathematics to understand questions in evolution, such as
human longevity, why we sleep, how animals deal with risk, and the evolutionary biology
of Indigenous kinship rules. His research incorporates life-history theory,
evolutionary game theory, mathematical ecology and Bayesian decision theory.
Jared will visit SMRI as part of the Domestic Visitor Program
over March—April 2021.
View the video on the SMRI website or YouTube.