We are a dynamic research group led by Prof Cang Hui, a SARChI Chair in Mathematical and Theoretical Physical Biosciences. We work at the interface between mathematics and biology. Our interests lie in proposing models and theories for explaining emerging patterns in whole-organism biology, namely ecology. Ecology studies biodiversity in its variety and complexity. As ecological processes are highly complex and adaptive, we rely on the simplicity of mathematical language to build models and theoretical frameworks. Nature never fails to amaze us. Scientific research endeavours to measure natural objects, to quantify structures, and ultimately to identify the mechanisms governing these structures. Our research has thus focused on formulating and modelling the complexity of biodiversity patterns and biotic interactions

Physical address: Merriman Avenue, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa

Acknowledgements: Our team has been/is supported by the following funding bodies as research & travel grants, scholarships & fellowships: