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Eric Libby

I am an associate professor at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics and based at the interdisciplinary research center IceLab.



Works at

MIT-huset, plan 3, Matematik och matematisk statistik, IceLab, Naturvetarhuset Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

My work is based at the research center Icelab.

My research focuses on the evolution of biological complexity---particularly the origins of multicellularity, life cycles, syntrophy, and organizational scales. I use a variety of mathematical modeling techniques and collaborate with researchers from different disciplines and countries. I am thankful for generous support from various funding agencies, including the Swedish Research Council, Umeå University, NASA, and the National Science Foundation.

Read more about my research and teaching

Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group 2021, Vol. 12, (1)
Bozdag, G. Ozan; Libby, Eric; Pineau, Rozenn; et al.
Genes, MDPI 2021, Vol. 12, (5)
Isaksson, Hanna; Conlin, Peter L.; Kerr, Ben; et al.
The Lichenologist, Cambridge University Press 2021, Vol. 53, (4) : 283-290
Libby, Eric; Ratcliff, William C.
Life, Vol. 11, (6)
Smith, Hillary H.; Hyde, Andrew S.; Simkus, Danielle N.; et al.
Current Biology, Cell Press 2020, Vol. 30, (21) : 4155-4164
Pentz, Jennifer T.; Marquez-Zacarias, Pedro; Bozdag, G. Ozan; et al.
Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2019, Vol. 9
Berdahl, Andrew; Brelsford, Christa; De Bacco, Caterina; et al.
Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Elsevier 2019, Vol. 34, (1) : 6-18
Estrela, Sylvie; Libby, Eric; Van Cleve, Jeremy; et al.
Nature Ecology & Evolution, NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP 2019, Vol. 3, (8) : 1142-1143
Libby, Eric
PloS Computational Biology, Public Library Science 2019, Vol. 15, (7)
Libby, Eric; Hebert-Dufresne, Laurent; Hosseini, Sayed-Rzgar; et al.
Bio-protocol, Vol. 9, (20)
Libby, Eric; Lind, Peter A.
American Naturalist, University of Chicago Press 2019, Vol. 193, (3) : 409-423
Libby, Eric; Ratcliff, William C.
eLIFE, eLife Sciences Publications 2019, Vol. 8 : 1-31
Lind, Peter A; Libby, Eric; Herzog, Jenny; et al.
Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, (1)
Libby, Eric; Driscoll, William W.; Ratcliff, William C.

Research groups

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Research projects

1 January 2022 until 31 December 2025
1 September 2019 until 1 September 2024