I’m interested in aspects of population biology and evolutionary biology, and in particular the interface between these two fields. How do environmental factors influence life histories and thereby population dynamics? How are population growth and extinction risk influenced by population structure? I work with empirical data from seal populations and with theoretical approaches.
Harding K.C. and J.M. McNamara. (2002). A unifying framework for metapopulation dynamics. American Naturalist 160:173-185.
Roy, M., Harding K.C. and R.D. Holt. 2008. Generalizing Levins metapopulation model in explicit space: models of intermediate complexity. J. Theoretical Biology. Download as 22_Roy_etal_2008.pdf
KC Harding, Begon M, B. and Wennberg. (2012) Increased migration in host-pathogen metapopulations can cause host extinction. J. Theor. Biol. 298: 1-7.
Sundqvist, L., Harkonen, T., Svensson, C.J. and K.C. Harding. 2012. Linking Climate Trends to Population Dynamics in the Baltic Ringed Seal: Impacts of Historical and Future Winter Temperatures. Ambio 41: 865-871.
Harkonen, T., K.C. Harding, S. Wilson, M. Baimukanov, L. Dmitrieva, C. J. Svensson, S. J. Goodman. 2012. Collapse of a Marine Mammal Species Driven by Human Impacts. Plos ONE 7:1-9.
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