Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley
Fields of Interest
Populations, mathematical ecology, ecosystem conservation
- FW 4001 Biometry
- FW 5621 GIS for Fisheries, Wildlife, and Biological Conservation
My research interests are in ecosystem modeling, evolutionary consequences of resource exploitation, and ecosystem conservation. Our current work involves working with global positioning system-collared moose in Voyageurs National Park and Isle Royale. We attempt to integrate animal behavior, population dynamics, animal nutritional physiology, ecosystem processes, and plant community dynamics into a single comprehensive system, and within temporal and spatial contexts. In mathematical ecology we work on evolutionary stable strategies (ESS) and the so-called strategy dynamics.
- Kallay, M. and Y. Cohen. 2008 The simplest predator prey model. Ecological Modelling 218: 393-399.
- Brown, J. Y. Cohen. and T.L. Vincent. 2007. Adaptive dynamics with vector-valued strategies. Evolutionary Ecology Research 9: 719-756. In press.
- Pastor, J., Y. Cohen, and N. T. Hobbs. 2006. The role of large herbivores in ecosystem nutrient cycles. Pages 289–325 in Danell, K., Bergstrm, R., Duncan, P. and Pastor, J. (editors). Large Herbivore Ecology, Ecosystem Dynamics and Conservation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.
- Brown, J. T.L. Vincent and Y. Cohen. 2006. Adaptive dynamics with vector values strategies. Theoretical Population Biology. In press.
- Cohen, Y. 2005. Evolutionary distributions in adaptive space. Journal of Applied Mathematics 4:403-424.
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