Bernd Blasius

Professor for Mathematical Modelling

ICBM, University Oldenburg


Bernd Blasius is a professor for Mathematical Modelling at the University of Oldenburg. He is also a founding member of the Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (HIFMB).

Bernd Blasius works at the theoretical description of complex living systems at the interface of theoretical ecology and applied mathematics. Using modern tools from statistical physics, complex networks, dynamical systems theory and data science, he aims to obtain fundamental insights into the organization of living systems, but he is also concerned with the application of such concepts to specific biological systems and tangible applications.

Major research activities include such diverse fields as population dynamics and species interactions in spatially extended environments, biodiversity, bioinvasion and epidemic spread, evolution and adaptation, animal navigation and search strategies, origins of life, microbiology, and marine biogeochemistry.


Most important scientific contributions (together with co-authors):

Recent Posts

Lectures Online

My lecture on Theoretical Community Ecology now on YouTube (only in German)

Analysing COVID-19 outbreak

Posting my research on coronavirus outbreak

New Publication: Shape matters: cell geometry determines phytoplankton diversity

Exploring the shape-diversity relationship in phytoplankton

New Publication in Nature: Long-term cyclic persistence in an experimental predator-prey system.

Realization of the longest known predator-prey time series

Analysis of Corona pandemie

COVID-19: Time series analysis

Data analysis of coronavirus outbreak

COVID-19: Mathematical modelling

Description of epidemics with SIR-like models

COVID-19: Biogeography

Biogeographic patterns of a pandemie

COVID-19: Algorithms and data

My github repository


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