Alex M. Chubaty

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Alex M. Chubaty

Biography

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.
Alex M. Chubaty

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.