Biocomplexity

Living systems are the paradigm of complex systems, with nonlinear interactions occurring at all spatial and temporal scales, from molecules and genes to the planetary scales defining the global biosphere. One of the focus of our research is the ecological level where we consider modes of organisms’ mobility and their interplay with food search, disease propagation, spatial patterning, and also with the basic ecological interactions such as competition, predation, or mutualism. Another focal issue in our studies is understanding brain function, which requires approaches at scales that range from individual neurons to the whole brain. At the neuronal level, we concentrate on aspects of synchronization between interacting neuronal populations and study how information flows. With the help of statistical measures, we analyze experimental data and compare the results with neuronal models.


Researchers

  • Ingo Fischer

    Ingo Fischer

  • Tobias Galla

    Tobias Galla

  • Damià Gomila

    Damià Gomila

  • Emilio Hernández-García

    Emilio Hernández-García

  • Cristóbal López

    Cristóbal López

  • Víctor M. Eguíluz

    Víctor M. Eguíluz

  • Manuel Matías

    Manuel Matías

  • Sandro Meloni

    Sandro Meloni

  • Claudio Mirasso

    Claudio Mirasso

  • Tomás Sintes

    Tomás Sintes

  • Raúl Toral

    Raúl Toral

  • Juan Fernández Gracia

    Juan Fernández Gracia

Recent and ongoing Research projects

POST-DIGITAL

POST-DIGITAL: Neuromorphic computing in photonic and other nonlinear media

P.I.: Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
POST-DIGITAL is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. POST-DIGITAL is committed to form a new generation of engineers and researchers, affording ...

ADOPD

Adaptive Optical Dendrites

P.I.: Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
The increased demand for computation with low energy consumption requires entirely novel hardware concepts. In ADOPD we develop ultra-fast computational units based on optical-fiber technologies exploiting information processing principles used by neurons ...

SuMaECO

Sustainability of marine coastal ecosystems in the context of global change in the Mediterranean sea: Modeling and simulations

P.I.: Damià Gomila, Tomás Sintes
The SuMaEco project is an interdisciplinary effort to try to understand the effects of global change on coastal marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea by combining data, models and simulations. With global ...

Decaph

Dendrite-based Computation Applied to PHotonics systems

P.I.: Apostolos Argyris, Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
The DECAPH project addresses fundamental aspects of cognitive computing introducing a disruptive architecture that mimics in more detail the actual operations that are performed in the brain. By mimicking such neuron structures ...

MISLAND

Modelling island ecological complexity in the context of global change

P.I.: Lucas Lacasa, Víctor M. Eguíluz
** This project (PID2020-114324GB-C22) is part of a coordinated project between IFISC and IMEDEA, both research centers from CSIC located in Mallorca. The project is funded by AEI and a PhD fellowship ...

ESPoM

Ecosystemic Services in Posidonia oceanica Meadows

P.I.: Tomás Sintes
Identify the relevant interaction mechanisms in Posidonia oceanica (Po) meadows based on field data. Estimate the vulnerability of seagrasses in an scenario of climate change and environmental degradation. Analyze the climate change ...

IN-TREE

INCT in Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies in Ecology and Evolution

P.I.: Emilio Hernández-García
IN-TREE goal is to develop projects about ecological and evolutionary research questions from an interdisciplinary approach (based on integrating projects of mathematical/computational/statistical modeling and epistemology/ethics) and a transdisciplinary approach (based on integrating ...

Recent Publications

DEGREE-BIASED ADVECTION-DIFFUSION ON UNDIRECTED GRAPHS/NETWORKS

Miranda, M.; Estrada, E.
Submitted (2021)

Quantifying the drivers behind collective attention in information ecosystems

Calleja-Solanas, Violeta; Pigani,Emanuele ; Palazzi, María J; Solé-Ribalta, Albert; Suweis, Samir; Borge-Holthoefer, Javier; Meloni, Sandro
Journal of Physics: Complexity 2, 45014-45029 (2021)

Traveling pulses in Class-I excitable media

Arinyo-i-Prats, Andreu; Moreno-Spiegelberg, Pablo; Matı́as, Manuel A.; Gomila, Damià
Physical Review E 104, L052203 (2021)

Evolutionary Game Theory with payoff fluctuations: Bet-Hedging

Calvo Ibáñez, Ruben (supervisor Tobias Galla)
Master Thesis (2021)

Related News

Analyzing online communication as ecological systems

April 26, 2021
An international team of scientists including researchers from IFISC (UIB-CSIC) has published a study in which they analyze online communication systems from the point of view of ecology. The article, published in Nature Communications, proposes a model in which the ...

Defining the 'temperature' of language features

Jan. 22, 2021
It is estimated that 'modern' human language has been with us for at least 100,000 years. Unfortunately, the historical evolution of languages is often poorly documented, and evidence does not go further back in time than the moment when ...

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