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Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics, Statistics
Year Started at JMU: 2023
Contact Info

Research Description

My research uses mathematical and statistical modeling, computer simulations, and data science in application to conservation biology, ecology, and evolutionary biology.

  • PhD in Applied Mathematics, 2010, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • MS in Applied Mathematics, 2008, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • MA in Operations Research, 2006, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  • BS in Applied Mathematics & BA in Chemistry, 2004, Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
Select Publications
  • C. Beckford, M. Ferita, J. Fucarino, D. C. Elzinga, K. Bassett, A. L. Carlson, R. Swanson and A. Capaldi, 'Pollen Interference Emerges as a Property from Agent-Based Modelling of Pollen Competition in Arabidopsis thaliana,' in silico Plants 4-2 (2022).
  • D. C. Elzinga, E. Boggess, J. Collignon, A. Riederer, and A. Capaldi, 'An Agent-Based Model Determining a Successful Reintroduction of the Extinct Passenger Pigeon,' Natural Resource Modeling 33-4 (2020).
  • E. Cornwell, D. C. Elzinga, S. Stowe, and A. Capaldi, 'Modeling Vaccination Strategies to Control White-Nose Syndrome in Little Brown Bat Colonies,' Ecological Modelling 407 (2019), 1-8.

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