Dr Aidan Hunter

Postdoctoral researcher, University of Strathclyde

Dr Aidan Hunter currently works as a research associate at the University of Strathclyde, investigating numerical methods for optimising parameter selection in two marine ecosystem models called StrathE2E and FishSUMS.

Dr Hunter received his MSci honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Glasgow in 2012, and his Ph.D from the University of Strathclyde in 2017. His Ph.D thesis involved modelling changes in the growth, maturity, and abundance of marine fish in Scottish waters.

He starts work on the DIAPOD project in 2018. Specifically, he will be examining satellite data and in situ measurements of phytoplankton to find statistical methods of infilling and approximating satellite data, as this is intermittent due to cloud cover and of low resolution. These data will be used to describe prey fields in mathematical models of copepod populations and communities.