Gregory L. Britten
Ecological modelling, data analysis, and statistical inference

Hello. I am a Simons Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Microbial Ecology in the Program in Atmospheres, Oceans, and Climate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. I work in Mick Follows' lab on a broad range of topics related to the mathematical modelling of marine populations, ecosystems, and biogeochemistry.

The goal of my research is to better understand:

  • Primary, secondary, and higher level production in marine and freshwater ecosystems

  • How marine ecosystems cycle carbon and nutrients between the surface and deep ocean

  • The dynamics of exploited populations and the ecological impacts of harvesting

  • Interactions between ecosystem processes and climate change

I am a member of the Simons Foundation Collaboration on Computational Biogeochemical Modelling of Marine Ecosystems, the SCOPE-Gradients Project, and the MIT Darwin Project. I also collaborate on applied statistics projects across the ecological and environmental sciences. I have a particular interest in Bayesian statistical methods to integrate mathematical models with complex datasets and improve our understanding of environmental and ecological uncertainty.