Louis Gross is professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and mathematics, director of the Institute for Environmental Modeling, and director of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis. His research focuses on computational and mathematical ecology, with applications to plant physiological ecology, conservation biology, natural resource management, and landscape ecology. As director of the Institute for Environmental Modeling, he leads researchers working on an array of environmental problems from the biotic impacts of Everglades restoration planning, to invasive species control, infectious disease management, and risk assessment of environmental contaminants.
Gross leads NIMBioS, a National Science Foundation-supported center that brings together researchers from around the world to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries to investigate solutions to basic and applied problems in the life sciences.
He is a leading proponent of interdisciplinary quantitative education, having given many keynote presentations and workshops across the US and internationally on learning goals and methods for data-driven science and modeling.
Topics of expertise: Mathematical ecology, computational ecology, quantitative training for life science students, landscape ecology, and plant physiological ecology