Biography

Zhiyuan Song works on empirical and theoretical issues in ecology and evolution, using mathematical modeling (as well as computer simulation, data analysis, etc.) as tools. Zhiyuan is interested in the evolution of diverse biological/social systems, including intraspecific interactions (e.g., breeding systems), interspecific interactions (e.g., mutualism and parasitism), organism-environment interactions (e.g., niche construction), and social-ecological interactions (e.g., sustainable natural resource management and zoonotic epidemics). Most of these systems evolve as a result of the interactions between behavioral, ecological and evolutionary processes on different time/spatial scales. Currently he is working a postdoctoral research fellow in Department of Anthropology and Woods Institute, working with Prof. James Holland Jones on epidemics of zoonoses.