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Welcome to De Leo Lab at Hopkins Marine Station 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.

Research Areas

Protect 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.