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Erik Noonburg

Dr. Erik Noonburg
  • Associate Professor
  • FAU Biological Sciences
  • 954 236-1303 (Davie)
  • Davie - DW, 332


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2000

Research Interests

  • Ecological theory
  • Population dynamics
  • Foraging behavior
  • Mathematical modeling

Research Description

All populations fluctuate over time. How much of this variation is due to random events, and how much can we predict from basic ecological theory? I am interested in how individual behavior and life history variation influence population dynamics, and how the feedback from population dynamics influences individual reproductive success. I use mathematical models to make predictions for a variety of taxa, in collaboration with field biologists working in marine, freshwater, and terrestrial habitats.

Recent Publications

  • Shima, J.S., Noonburg, E.G. and Swearer, S.E. (2015). Consequences of variable larval dispersal pathways and resulting phenotypic mixtures to the dynamics of marine metapopulations. Biology Letters 11:20140778.
  • Noonburg, E.G., Chen, A., Shima, J.S. and Swearer, S.E. (2015). Demographic heterogeneity and the dynamics of open populations. Ecology 96:1159-1165.
  • Naudot, V. and Noonburg, E.G. (2013). Predator-prey systems with a general non-monotonic functional response. Physica D 253:1-11.
  • Noonburg, E.G., Nisbet, R.M. and Klanjscek, T. (2010). Effects of life history variation on vertical transfer of toxicants in marine mammals. Journal of Theoretical Biology 264:479-489.

Scholarly Activities

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