Michael Cortez is an assistant professor in the Ecology and Evolution group of the Department of Biological Science at Florida State University.
My research focuses on developing mathematical theory that explains 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. Much of my work is done in collaboration with empiricists.