Fluctuations, Synchronisation and Information

In many biological systems fluctuations and synchronisation play an important role for stable or optimal functioning. Examples can be found in ecological food webs or sensory neurons. Noise-induced stabilisation of species diversity, externally driven loss of synchronisation, and information processing in synchronising ensembles are in the focus of my research. Methodologically, I employ non-linear and stochastic processes, multivariate data analysis and information theory.