CASUS Institute Seminar, Eduardo H. Colombo, Postdoctoral Researcher in the Earth System Science team, Center for Advanced Systems Understanding CASUS at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).

Abstract of the talk// Living organisms establish their interaction through the exchange of physicochemical signals. The cumulative effect of this exchange at the individual level leads to the emergence of large-scale spatiotemporal patterns, which are crucial for the stability and resilience of ecosystems. Therefore, the theoretical understanding of how spatial patterns are bottom-up regulated is of a fundamental kind but also extremely valuable from the ecological perspective. In this talk, borrowing theoretical tools from Statistical Physics, Eduardo will discuss how convoluted and surprising the connection between scales can be. He will present recently published results and preliminary results from a multiscale framework he and others are developing to study how territories emerge from individual-level interaction.

Eduardo did his Phd in Brazil on Condensed Matter Physics. He was awarded a fellowship for excellence from the Rio de Janeiro State (FAPERJ Nota10). Afterwards, he started his interdisciplinary path by working at the Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems (IFISC, Mallorca-Spain) under the supervision of Emilio Hernandez-Garcia. Later, he worked at Princeton University in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary biology under the supervision of Corina Tarnita and Juan Bonachela. Eduardo’s research aims to provide a theoretical basis to understand ecological systems across scales.

Eduardo will be talking live in Görlitz. However, as the event is organized in a hybrid format that includes a videoconferencing tool by Zoom Inc., people interested in the topic have the chance to also join the talk remotely. Please ask for the login details via