DR Mohsen MESGARAN

DR Mohsen MESGARAN

Positions

    Overview

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    • I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Melbourne. My research interest is in understanding the responses of weeds/invasive species to the environment using physiological-based models. My current focus is the interaction between invasive species, particularly, to understand the role of hybridisation (introgression) in facilitating the colonisation of invader plants from a demographic perspective (non-adaptationist view).
      I am also interested in understanding the determinants of species' range, again with a focus on predicting the potential range of invasive species. My collaborative work (with Dr. Bruce Webber from CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences) in the field of SDMs resulted in the development of a new tool for evaluating the degree of extrapolation in SDMs (both in univariate range and multivariate space). See www.climond.org/exdet for more information on our ExDet package.
      Yes, I am still working on seed germination and seedling emergence models. In this field, my focus is developing biologically sound and mathematically robust hydrothermal (and hydrotime) models.

         

    Affiliation

    Member of

    • British Ecological Society. Ordinary 2012 -

    Publications

    Selected publications

    Awards

    Education and training

    • PhD, University of Tehran 2011
    • MSC, University of Tehran 2006

    Supervision

    Available for supervision

    • Y