Mrs Savannah Rogers:
Mrs Savannah Rogers
University of St Andrews
tel: (44) (0) 1334 461844
Centre for Research into Ecological & Environmental Modelling
School of Mathematics & Statistics
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I am interested in finding and developing methods in mathematics and computer science to apply to complex ecological problems.
I completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Idaho in Applied Mathematics with minors in Natural Resources and Fisheries. My undergraduate research investigated the impact of termite mounds as thermal refugia for antelope of different body sizes in Mozambique. I also completed my Master of Science with Dr. Ryan Long at the University of Idaho in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. My thesis, "Climatic constraints on energy balance, behavior and spatial distribution of grizzly bears" used mechanistic modeling (Niche Mapper developed by Dr. Warren Porter) and evolutionary computation to investigate the impacts of climate on the behavior of grizzly bears in Yellowstone National Park. I am also collaborating on ongoing research projects that investigate climatic constraints on moose in North America, the climate as a boundary to human migration, the effects of variation in climate on antelope of different body sizes, and using mathematical models to understand reproductive strategies in elk.
I am supervised by Professor Len Thomas and Dr. Richard Glennie in my research at CREEM in spatial capture-recapture.