Alex Chubaty is a postdoctoral researcher developing landscape-level models of insect dispersal and forest disturbance. He completed his PhD in Biological Sciences at SFU, examining the population-level effects of energy and time constraints on individual behaviour.
I am broadly interested in exploring impacts of host selection and dispersal at multiple spatial scales as well as scaling up from individual-based behavioural models to population-, community, and even landscape-level models of insect outbreak and disturbance.
I use a combination of theoretical and experimental approaches, encompassing field and lab work together with mathematical modeling and analysis.
In addition to research, I have actively pursued many teaching opportunities and pride myself on adapting my teaching style to best suit my students' abilities and learning styles. I place strong emphasis on understanding and communicating concepts as opposed to rote memorization of details, while encouraging students' questions and active participation.