Andrew Bateman is a postodoctoral researcher working with Mark Lewis, at the University of Alberta, and Martin Krkosek, at the University of Toronto. His work focuses on modelling pesticide resistance in sea lice associated with salmon farms and wild salmon on the BC coast. The aim is to understand the eco-evolutionary dynamics involved, with a view to making management recommendations that could reduce conflict surrounding the contentious salmon-farming industry.
Andrew's PhD work dealt with population dynamics of cooperative breeders (meerkats, Suricata suricatta), with a focus on potential Allee effects. An ongoing aspect of that work has been the extension of partial differential equation home-range models to describe home-range dynamics.