Mario Pineda-Krch is a Research Associate at the Centre for Mathematical Biology. His research interests focus on the stability of consumer-resource populations, spatial dynamics of host-pathogen interactions in large-scale heterogeneous landscapes, and computational algorithms for stochastic simulations of ecological and evolutionary processes.

Using a combination of statistical analysis of empirical data, computational models, and analysis of mathematical models, Mario is currently exploring the dynamics of finite populations, evolutionary dynamics of antagonistic ecological interactions, and the outbreak dynamics of host-pathogen systems with a particular focus on Mountain Pine Beetle invasions.

When not turning coffee into theoretical models, Mario spends his time watching the night sky, bugs and birds, and hiking in the beautiful Canadian wilderness.