Wayne Getz is a professor in the graduate school of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management. Students and postdoctoral students in his laboratory work on a broad range of theoretical and applied questions in population and biology with application to epidemiology and conservation biology.
At this time projects in his laboratory include:
(i) Appropriate Complexity Modeling of Biological Systems, computational population biology and development of the Nova modeling building platform.
(ii) Disease Ecology with a focus on zoonotic diseases.
(iii) Movement Ecology: exploring the causes, patterns, mechanisms and consequences of organism movements.
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Berkeley professor Wayne Getz uses global positioning technology, along with his background in mathematics, to help conserve zebra, buffalo and other animals in his native South Africa. In the process, he is helping to train the next generation of African-born ecologists.