Research interests

Since my undergraduate course, I am interested in the application of the concepts of physics to medicine and, specially, to biology.

During my masters I studied a model to optimize the exploration of a random environment.

These results can help the understanding of animal foraging and migratory dynamics.

In 2009, I started to apply the concepts of nonlinear dynamics to biology, through the study of differential equations with delayed feedback.

At this moment, I am working on modeling population dynamics, trying to understand how the dynamics of biological populations are changed by heterogeneous spaces, including limited spaces (fragmented areas).

I focus on animal movement over a dynamic and patchy landscape, where individuals make their movement decisions based on their memory of previous visited locations.

The mathematical tool I am using is based in reaction-diffusion equations. And I also develop computational individual-based simulations.