James O'Dwyer

Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

James O’Dwyer's research focus is in theoretical ecology, seeking to understand why seemingly universal patterns are found in many different ecological systems. From this research, he believes, light may be shed on practical issues such as the loss of biodiversity due to climate change.


James holds a PhD in theoretical physics from Cambridge University, and his appointment as an Omidyar Fellow was preceded by postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oregon and University of Leeds.