Nathan Marculis completed his Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. While at WPI, Nathan was under the supervision of Roger Lui and worked on answering mathematical questions that arise from problems in spatial ecology. In particular, his master’s research focused on studying the spread of the European Green Crab by using integro-difference equations. Some interesting results include: hypothesizing formulas for the asymptotic spreading speeds with a non-monotone operator, showing existence of stacked front solutions and explaining the biological context to why one would expect this behavior as well as hypothesizing formulas for the asymptotic spreading speeds for the leading and trailing fronts.
Currently, Nathan is a PhD student in Applied Mathematics working under the supervision of Dr. Mark Lewis. His research interests include modeling biological invasions and analyzing control strategies.