Eva Kisdi

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
University
of Helsinki, FIN-00014 Finland
Postal address: P.O. Box 68 (Pietari Kalmin katu 5)
Office: Kumpula campus, EXACTUM, room A420
Phone: +358-50-4480 277

eva.kisdi ...at... helsinki.fi

 

 

  Research

 

I am a mathematical ecologist with interest in adaptive dynamics, speciation, evolutionary epidemiology, spatial ecology and life histories.

 

Orcid ID 0000-0002-7096-4222

I am an Editor of Evolutionary Ecology Research
Associate editor of Evolution (2014-2016, Aug 2018-)
Associate editor of Theoretical Population Biology
Reviewing Editor of the Journal of Evolutionary Biology (2006-2009)
Secretary of the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (2006-2011)
Member of the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research (2008-2013, 2014-2019)
Recommender of PCI Ecology and PCI Evolutionary Biology (2018-)
Member of the Faculty of 1000 (section Theoretical Ecology) and Advisor of F1000Research (Ecology)

 

 

Teaching

 

I value good teaching as much as good research, if not more. I have lectured on mathematical modelling, theoretical ecology, mathematical epidemiology, evolutionary biology, population genetics, and quantitative genetics, both to students of biology and of mathematics.

 

o       Introduction to mathematical biology (for students of mathematics; spring 2011; fall 2012; fall 2014; fall 2016; fall 2018)

o       Mathematical methods in biology, parts 1, 2, 3, 4; link to a former page with info about all parts (for students of biology; every other year, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2017-2018, next time 2019-2020)

o       Spatial models in ecology and evolution (fall 2006, spring 2009, spring 2013, spring 2015, spring 2017; next time spring 2019)

o       Mathematics of infectious diseases (fall 2013; fall 2015; fall 2017; next time fall 2019)

o       Speciation theory (fall 2008; fall 2010; fall 2012; fall 2014; fall 2018)


o       Adaptive dynamics (Oslo, 2008 spring; Vienna June 2007; Budapest, 2003 spring; Jyväskylä summer school, 1999; short courses/lectures: Gothenburg March 2014, Jyväskylä Winter School of Ecology 2014, Helsinki summer school 2012, EMS-ESMTB summer school 2011, FroSpects winter school 2011, Uppsala Dec 2009, Helsinki summer school 2008, Fourth Winter School on Population Dynamics, Woudschoten (The Netherlands), January 2002)


o       Other courses

 

  Publications

 

 

   Videos

 

o       Evolutionary branching: Trade-offs and magic traits (MPDE [Models in Population Dynamics and Ecology] 2016, CIRM, Marseille, France)

o       Niche, coexistence, and speciation (Niche Theory and Speciation Workshop, Keszthely, Hungary, 2011)

o       Evolutionary branching of a magic trait (Speciation 2010, Laxenburg, Austria)

 

 


  Meetings organized

 

 

o       The Fifth International Conference on Computational and Mathematical Population Dynamics (CMPD5, member of the scientific committee) Fort Lauderdale (Florida) 19-24 May 2019

o       The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution, Turku (Finland) 2018

o       The kick-off meeting of the Year of Mathematical Biology: the biomathematics session of the Finnish Mathematical Days, Joensuu (Finland) 4-5 January 2018

o       Models in Population Dynamics, Ecology, and Evolution (MPDEE’18, member of the scientific committee) Leicester (UK) 9-13 April 2018

o       The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution: Structured populations, Turku (Finland) 2016

o       The Mathematics of Life conference, Helsinki, 7-10 March 2016

o       European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (member of the Scientific Committee) Nottingham (UK) 2016

o       The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution: Dynamics of Infectious Diseases, Turku (Finland) 2014; see poster

o       The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution: Theory of Speciation, Turku (Finland) 2012; see poster

o       European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology [member of the Scientific Committee] & Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases symposium [co-organiser]. Krakow (Poland) 2011

o       The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution, Turku (Finland) 2010; see poster

o       The Mathematics of Darwin's Legacy, Lisbon (Portugal), 2009

o       The Helsinki Summer School on Mathematical Ecology and Evolution, Turku (Finland) 2008

o       European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology (member of the Scientific Committee) Edinburgh (UK) 2008

o       Game theory in ecological context symposium at the 11th Congress of ESEB, Uppsala (Sweden) 2007

o       ESF workshop on Adaptive Dynamics, Tvärminne (Finland) 2006

o       European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology [member of the Scientific Committee] & Adaptive Dynamics symposium [organiser]. Dresden (Germany) 2005

o       Life History Evolution in Nonequilibrium Populations and in Stochastic Environments, MODLIFE workshop, Turku (Finland) 2002

o       Evolution in Metapopulations, MODLIFE/STADYCS seminar, Turku (Finland) 13 December 2001

o       Theory of Speciation symposium at the 8th Congress of ESEB, Århus (Denmark) 2001

o       Coevolution in symbiotic and exploiter-victim systems, ESF Conference on the Theoretical Biology of Adaptation, Tihany (Hungary) 2001

o       Game theory in economics and in evolutionary biology, STADYCS seminar, Jyväskylä (Finland) 11 August 2001

o       ESF Workshop on Adaptive Dynamics, Kevo (Finland) 2001

o       ESF Workshop on Metapopulation Dynamics, Tvärminne (Finland) 1999

 

  Resources

 

*   Adaptive dynamics titles

*   IIASA ADN preprint series

 

  Affiliations

 

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Helsinki, FIN-00014 Finland. Phone 358-9-1915 1489, fax 358-9-1915 1400

I am a member of the Biomathematics Group
and also a Docent of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 

 


  Family

 

I am married and have two children, Anita (born in 1996) and David (1999). Click here for a photo and for some poetry.

 

  In my free time

 


 Astronomy (armchair)


Gregorian, classical music & playing the violin


 
I used to volunteer to an ambulance car run by the Knights of Malta, and I am still homesick for it...