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Department of Zoology

 

Biography

 I studied Biological Sciences at Oxford. I then went on to complete a Masters at Imperial College London in Computational Biology. I did my DPhil on the evolution of Helping and Harming behaviours under Stuart West and Michael Bonsall.  I am currently a PDRA with Rufus Johnstone looking at the evolution of group conflict in Banded Mongooses. I use a combination of evolutionary game theory, dynamical systems modelling, and agent based modelling to answer questions in evolutionary and behavioural biology. 

Publications

Key publications: 
Patel, M., Raymond, B., Bonsall, M.B., West, S.A., 2019. Crystal toxins and the volunteer’s dilemma in bacteria. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32, 310–319. https://doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13415
 
Patel, M., West, S.A., Biernaskie, J.M., 2020. Kin discrimination, negative relatedness, and how to distinguish between selfishness and spite. Evolution Letters 4, 65–72. https://doi.org/10.1002/evl3.150
 
Karlsson, C., Willis, J., Patel, M., Perera, T.B. de, 2019. Teleost fish can accurately estimate distance travelled. bioRxiv 834341. https://doi.org/10.1101/834341
 
Vila, J.C.C., Jones, M.L., Patel, M., Bell, T., Rosindell, J., 2019. Uncovering the rules of microbial community invasions. Nat Ecol Evol 3, 1162–1171. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-0952-9
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Research Associate at Darwin College
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