Mollie Brooks | Postdoc


After her postdoc in Zürich, Mollie moved to Copenhagen to work as a biostatistician in fisheries research.

My main interest is in quantifying life history traits and their effects on demography. I think it’s interesting that tradeoffs are a ubiquitous part of life and the ways that species and individuals handle those tradeoffs affect their fitness. I have also worked on modelling community dynamics, epidemiology, and the evolution of sex-change. Most of my work involves either fitting models to data or writing equations. Tools and methods I use include R, TMB, maximum likelihood estimation, MCMC sampling, and dynamic optimization modelling.

2013-2016 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich
2012 PhD in Biology, Department of Biology, University of Florida
2004 BS in Mathematics with related studies in Computer Science, University of Pittsburgh