Directories - Faculty

Department of Biological Science

at Florida State University

Biological Science Faculty Member

Dr. Michael Cortez

  • Office: 4007 King Life Sciences
  • Office: (850) 645-8692
  • Lab: King Life Sciences
  • Fax: (850) 645-8447
  • Mail code: 4295
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Dr. Michael  Cortez

Cortez Lab Page

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2011
Graduate Faculty Status

Research and Professional Interests:

My research focuses on developing mathematical models and theory that explain ecological, evolutionary, and epidemiological patterns. I am interested in how species interactions, adaptation, and community structure drive the population dynamics of predator-prey, host-pathogen, and other systems. I develop theory using a combination of analytical methods and numerical simulations, with much of my work being done in collaboration with empiricists.  Please see my lab page  for more information.

Selected Publications:

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