GIULIO DE LEO is a Professor of Biology, Population Dynamics & Management, and a Senior Fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment. His research interest is in the use of ecological theory, particularly life history-based models, in population dynamics and management where he uses advanced mathematical and computational techniques to identify basic first-principles of the ecology of infectious diseases, explore costs and benefits of alternative policies for natural resource management in a multi-objective, multi-attribute framework and to analyse population dynamics and extinction risk of endangered populations. His research focuses on population management in a variety of ways, including quantitative studies of real-world systems and purely theoretical studies that inform practical management approaches. His goal is to assess the effect of ecological and environmental heterogeneities on population dynamics and  management, and to estimate key parameters that may be incorporated into population models useful for decision-making. Giulio conducts research at the Hopkins Marine Station where he teachs courses in population dynamics and natural resource management.  Lunch will be served following the seminar.