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Professor Edward Codling

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Department of Mathematical Sciences
Professor Edward Codling
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    STEM 5.11, Colchester Campus

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Biography

I am a Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Department of Mathematical Sciencesat the University of Essex, UK. I am a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA). Click for a briefCareer outline. Academia.eduLinkedin.com Google Scholar

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Animal movement and dispersal

Open to supervise

Random walks and diffusion

Open to supervise

Path analysis of movement data

Open to supervise

Behaviour of animal groups

Open to supervise

Human crowd behaviour

Open to supervise

Current research

I currently have two main areas of research interest in the rapidly expanding fields of Mathematical Biology and Ecology:

1. Movement & Behavioural Ecology: modelling the behaviour, movement and dispersal of animals, micro-organisms and cells;

2. Population Ecology: mathematical analysis and simulation of the population dynamics and optimal management strategies of fisheries and marine ecosystems.

Conferences and presentations

Conferences And Meetings

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Numerical Methods and Computation (MA182)

  • Mathematics Careers and Employability (MA199)

  • Vector Calculus (MA210)

Previous supervision

Holly Rose Hodges
Holly Rose Hodges
Thesis title: An Investigation of Social Structure in Housed Dairy Cows
Degree subject: Animal Science
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 19/11/2018
Tahani Ali Salman Al-Karkhi
Tahani Ali Salman Al-Karkhi
Thesis title: Population Dynamics and Pattern Formation in an Info-Chemical Mediated Tri-Trophic Plankton Model
Degree subject: Applied Mathematics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 15/8/2018
Adam Gouraguine
Adam Gouraguine
Thesis title: Habitat Driven Responses of Reef Fish: Temporal Change, Niche Partitioning and Selection
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/6/2018
Alexander Kieran Partner
Alexander Kieran Partner
Thesis title: A Hybrid Cusum Approach to Identify Residency and Transition Periods for Animal Movement with an Application to Housed Dairy Cows
Degree subject: Applied Mathematics
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 14/5/2018
Julius James Bennett Piercy
Julius James Bennett Piercy
Thesis title: Coral Reef Soundscapes and Larval Fish Recruitment
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/1/2015
Nicola Dawn Lewis
Nicola Dawn Lewis
Thesis title: Modelling the Infochemical Role of Dimethylsulphide in Pelagic Multitrophic Interactions
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 18/6/2014
Andrew Stephen Knell
Andrew Stephen Knell
Thesis title: Identifying Behavioural Changes in Movement Path Data
Degree subject: Mathematics
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 5/11/2012

Publications

Journal articles (53)

Bode, NWF. and Codling, EA., (2019). Exploring Determinants of Pre-movement Delays in a Virtual Crowd Evacuation Experiment. Fire Technology. 55 (2), 595-615

Watson, FM., Hepburn, LJ., Cameron, T., Le Quesne, WJF. and Codling, EA., (2019). Relative mobility determines the efficacy of MPAs in a two species mixed fishery with conflicting management objectives. Fisheries Research. 219, 105334-105334

Bailey, JD., Wallis, J. and Codling, EA., (2018). Navigational efficiency in a biased and correlated random walk model of individual animal movement. Ecology. 99 (1), 217-223

Berdahl, AM., Kao, AB., Flack, A., Westley, PAH., Codling, EA., Couzin, ID., Dell, AI. and Biro, D., (2018). Collective animal navigation and migratory culture: From theoretical models to empirical evidence. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 373 (1746), 20170009-20170009

Piercy, JJB., Smith, DJ., Jompa, J., Simpson, SD. and Codling, EA., (2018). High temporal resolution sampling reveals reef fish settlement is highly clustered. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 75 (4), 560-568

Barker, ZE., Vázquez Diosdado, JA., Codling, EA., Bell, NJ., Hodges, HR., Croft, DP. and Amory, JR., (2018). Use of novel sensors combining local positioning and acceleration to measure feeding behavior differences associated with lameness in dairy cattle. Journal of Dairy Science. 101 (7), 6310-6321

Vázquez Diosdado, JA., Barker, ZE., Hodges, HR., Amory, JR., Croft, DP., Bell, NJ. and Codling, EA., (2018). Space-use patterns highlight behavioural differences linked to lameness, parity, and days in milk in barn-housed dairy cows. PLoS ONE. 13 (12), e0208424-e0208424

Auger-Méthé, M., Derocher, AE., DeMars, CA., Plank, MJ., Codling, EA. and Lewis, MA., (2016). Evaluating random search strategies in three mammals from distinct feeding guilds. Journal of Animal Ecology. 85 (5), 1411-1421

Pazhayamadom, DG., Kelly, CJ., Rogan, E. and Codling, EA., (2016). Self-starting cumulative sum harvest control rule (SS-CUSUM-HCR) for status-quo management of data-limited fisheries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 73 (3), 366-381

Piercy, JJB., Smith, DJ., Codling, EA., Hill, AJ. and Simpson, SD., (2016). The Good, The Bad, and The Distant: Soundscape Cues for Larval Fish. EFFECTS OF NOISE ON AQUATIC LIFE II. 875, 829-837

Codling, EA. and Bode, NWF., (2016). Balancing direct and indirect sources of navigational information in a leaderless model of collective animal movement. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 394, 32-42

Pazhayamadom, DG., Kelly, CJ., Rogan, E. and Codling, EA., (2015). Decision Interval Cumulative Sum Harvest Control Rules (DI-CUSUM-HCR) for managing fisheries with limited historical information. Fisheries Research. 171, 154-169

Bode, NWF., Miller, J., O'Gorman, R. and Codling, EA., (2015). Increased costs reduce reciprocal helping behaviour of humans in a virtual evacuation experiment. Scientific Reports. 5 (1), 15896-

Bode, NWF., Kemloh Wagoum, AU. and Codling, EA., (2015). Information use by humans during dynamic route choice in virtual crowd evacuations. Royal Society Open Science. 2 (1), 140410-140410

Kraak, SBM., Reid, DG., Bal, G., Barkai, A., Codling, EA., Kelly, CJ. and Rogan, E., (2015). RTI (“Real-Time Incentives”) outperforms traditional management in a simulated mixed fishery and cases incorporating protection of vulnerable species and areas. Fisheries Research. 172, 209-224

Vázquez Diosdado, JA., Barker, ZE., Hodges, HR., Amory, JR., Croft, DP., Bell, NJ. and Codling, EA., (2015). Classification of behaviour in housed dairy cows using an accelerometer-based activity monitoring system. Animal Biotelemetry. 3 (1)

Bode, NWF., Kemloh Wagoum, AU. and Codling, EA., (2015). Information use by humans during dynamic route choice in virtual crowd evacuations. Royal Society Open Science. 2 (1), creators-Codling=3AEdward_A=3A=3A

Auger-Méthé, M., Derocher, AE., Plank, MJ., Codling, EA. and Lewis, MA., (2015). Differentiating the Lévy walk from a composite correlated random walk. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6 (10), 1179-1189

Codling, EA., (2014). Pest insect movement and dispersal as an example of applied movement ecology. Physics of Life Reviews. 11 (3), 533-535

Auger-Méthé, M., Plank, MJ. and Codling, EA., (2014). Distinguishing between Lévy walks and strong alternative models: comment. Ecology. 95 (4), 1104-1109

Kraak, SBM., Reid, DG. and Codling, EA., (2014). Exploring the RTI (real-time incentive) tariff-based approach to single-species fisheries management. Fisheries Research. 155, 90-102

Bode, NWF., Kemloh Wagoum, AU. and Codling, EA., (2014). Human responses to multiple sources of directional information in virtual crowd evacuations. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 11 (91), 20130904-20130904

Piercy, JJB., Codling, EA., Hill, AJ., Smith, DJ. and Simpson, SD., (2014). Habitat quality affects sound production and likely distance of detection on coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 516, 35-47

Codling, EA. and Bode, NWF., (2014). Copycat dynamics in leaderless animal group navigation. Movement Ecology. 2 (1), creators-Codling=3AEdward_A=3A=3A

Bode, NWF., Kemloh Wagoum, AU. and Codling, EA., (2014). Human responses to multiple sources of directional information in virtual crowd evacuations. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 11 (91), creators-Codling=3AEdward_A=3A=3A

Codling, EA. and Dumbrell, AJ., (2013). Bridging the gap between theory and data in ecological models. Ecological Complexity. 16, 1-8

Breckels, M., Bode, N., Codling, E. and Steinke, M., (2013). Effect of Grazing-Mediated Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS) Production on the Swimming Behavior of the Copepod Calanus helgolandicus. Marine Drugs. 11 (7), 2486-2500

Bode, NWF. and Codling, EA., (2013). Human exit route choice in virtual crowd evacuations. Animal Behaviour. 86 (2), 347-358

Simpson, SD., Piercy, JJB., King, J. and Codling, EA., (2013). Modelling larval dispersal and behaviour of coral reef fishes. Ecological Complexity. 16, 68-76

Lewis, ND., Morozov, A., Breckels, MN., Steinke, M. and Codling, EA., (2013). Multitrophic Interactions in the Sea: Assessing the Effect of Infochemical-Mediated Foraging in a 1-d Spatial Model. Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena. 8 (6), 25-44

Lewis, ND., Breckels, MN., Steinke, M. and Codling, EA., (2013). Role of infochemical mediated zooplankton grazing in a phytoplankton competition model. Ecological Complexity. 16, 41-50

Pazhayamadom, DG., Kelly, CJ., Rogan, E. and Codling, EA., (2013). Self-starting CUSUM approach for monitoring data poor fisheries. Fisheries Research. 145, 114-127

Plank, MJ., Auger-Méthé, M. and Codling, EA., (2013). Lévy or Not? Analysing Positional Data from Animal Movement Paths. Lecture Notes in Mathematics. 2071, 33-52

Kraak, SBM., Reid, DG., Gerritsen, HD., Kelly, CJ., Fitzpatrick, M., Codling, EA. and Rogan, E., (2012). 21st century fisheries management: a spatio-temporally explicit tariff-based approach combining multiple drivers and incentivising responsible fishing. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 69 (4), 590-601

Knell, AS. and Codling, EA., (2012). Classifying area-restricted search (ARS) using a partial sum approach. Theoretical Ecology. 5 (3), 325-339

Bode, NWF., Franks, DW., Wood, AJ., Piercy, JJB., Croft, DP. and Codling, EA., (2012). Distinguishing Social from Nonsocial Navigation in Moving Animal Groups. The American Naturalist. 179 (5), 621-632

Codling, EA. and Dumbrell, AJ., (2012). Mathematical and theoretical ecology: linking models with ecological processes. Interface Focus. 2 (2), 144-149

Boakes, DE., Codling, EA., Thorn, GJ. and Steinke, M., (2011). Analysis and modelling of swimming behaviour in Oxyrrhis marina. Journal of Plankton Research. 33 (4), 641-649

Codling, EA. and Plank, MJ., (2011). Turn designation, sampling rate and the misidentification of power laws in movement path data using maximum likelihood estimates. Theoretical Ecology. 4 (3), 397-406

Plank, MJ. and Codling, EA., (2011). Sampling rate and misidentification of Lévy and non-Lévy movement paths: reply. Ecology. 92 (8), 1701-1702

Codling, EA., Bearon, RN. and Thorn, GJ., (2010). Diffusion about the mean drift location in a biased random walk. Ecology. 91 (10), 3106-3113

Breckels, MN., Boakes, DE., Codling, EA., Malin, G., Archer, SD. and Steinke, M., (2010). Modelling the concentration of exuded dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP) in the boundary layer surrounding phytoplankton cells. Journal of Plankton Research. 32 (2), 253-257

Kraak, SBM., Kelly, CJ., Codling, EA. and Rogan, E., (2010). On scientists’ discomfort in fisheries advisory science: the example of simulation-based fisheries management-strategy evaluations. Fish and Fisheries. 11 (2), 119-132

Faria, JJ., Codling, EA., Dyer, JRG., Trillmich, F. and Krause, J., (2009). Navigation in human crowds; testing the many-wrongs principle. Animal Behaviour. 78 (3), 587-591

Plank, MJ. and Codling, EA., (2009). Sampling rate and misidentification of Lévy and non-Lévy movement paths. Ecology. 90 (12), 3546-3553

Codling, EA., Plank, MJ. and Benhamou, S., (2008). Random walk models in biology. Journal of The Royal Society Interface. 5 (25), 813-834

Codling, EA., Pitchford, JW. and Simpson, SD., (2007). GROUP NAVIGATION AND THE “MANY-WRONGS PRINCIPLE” IN MODELS OF ANIMAL MOVEMENT. Ecology. 88 (7), 1864-1870

Pitchford, JW., Codling, EA. and Psarra, D., (2007). Uncertainty and sustainability in fisheries and the benefit of marine protected areas. Ecological Modelling. 207 (2-4), 286-292

Kelly, CJ. and Codling, EA., (2006). ‘Cheap and dirty’ fisheries science and management in the North Atlantic. Fisheries Research. 79 (3), 233-238

Kelly, CJ., Codling, EA. and Rogan, E., (2006). The Irish Sea cod recovery plan: some lessons learned. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 63 (4), 600-610

Codling, EA. and Hill, NA., (2005). Calculating spatial statistics for velocity jump processes with experimentally observed reorientation parameters. Journal of Mathematical Biology. 51 (5), 527-556

Codling, EA. and Hill, NA., (2005). Sampling rate effects on measurements of correlated and biased random walks. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 233 (4), 573-588

Codling, EA., Hill, NA., Pitchford, JW. and Simpson, SD., (2004). Random walk models for the movement and recruitment of reef fish larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 279, 215-224

Book chapters (1)

Plank, MJ., Auger-M�th�, M. and Codling, EA., (2013). L�vy or Not? Analysing Positional Data from Animal Movement Paths. In: Dispersal, Individual Movement and Spatial Ecology. Editors: Lewis, MA., Maini, PK. and Petrovskii, SV., . Springer. 33- 52

Reports and Papers (1)

Berdahl, A., Kao, A., Flack, A., Westley, P., Codling, E., Couzin, I., Dell, A. and Biro, D., (2017). Collective animal navigation and migratory culture: from theoretical models to empirical evidence

Other (1)

Bode, NWF., Franks, DW., Wood, AJ., Piercy, JJB., Croft, DP. and Codling, EA., (2012).Data from: Distinguishing social from nonsocial navigation in moving animal groups, American Naturalist 179(5): 621-632. doi:10.1086/665005,Dryad Digital Repository

Grants and funding

2017

Novel animal-mounted sensor technology to improve efficiency and sustainability

Natural Environment Research Council

2012

Individual Specific Risks in Evacuation: Women and Children first?

AXA Research Fund

Assessment of Dairy Cow Welfare through Predictive Modelling of Individual and Social Behaviour

Biotechnology & Biology Science Res.Council

2011

Understanding Mathematical Models in Ecology

British Ecological Society (BES)

2010

Role of Dimethyl Sulphide

Natural Environment Research Council

2008

Simplifying Fisheries & Natural Resources

Natural Environment Research Council

Marine Institute research Grants - UCC

Marine Institute/University Of Cork

(DRA4500 - Finished) MI Projects via University College Cork

Marine Institute/University Of Cork

Contact

ecodling@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 874567

Location:

STEM 5.11, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Open door policy