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Welcome to De Leo Lab at Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University!

Global changes, environmental shocks, market forces and anthropogenic disturbances from harvesting to pollution are affecting natural populations in unprecedented ways and at different time and spatial scales.

We use quantitative tools (from life history-based mathematical models to statistical analysis of empirical data) to investigate factors and processes affecting the dynamics of infectious diseases of humans as well as the dynamics of marine resources of commercial and conservation interest. Ultimately, we use theoretical ecology to develop models and knowledge that inform practical management.


Opportunity for Undergraduate Students!


The Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment’s Mentoring Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Research (MUIR) program is now accepting applications from faculty members for undergraduate research assistantship support. MUIR applications must be submitted by 8:00pm on WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th.

If you are an undergraduate student who is interested in working on an interdisciplinary project in the general area of human and planetary health or, specifically, in schistosomiasis dynamics, I would be happy to consider submitting an application for you. Please contact me, Giulio De Leo, at deleo@stanford.edu for further information.


Research Areas

Protected by Prawns

Restoring native crustaceans along West Africa’s Senegal River may be a critical step in controlling one of the world’s deadliest tropical diseases.

Video produced by Katie Jewett, California Academy of Sciences. See entire article.

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