Ashkaan K. Fahimipour, PhD

Blending ecology, mathematics, molecular biology, and computer vision to understand nature's complexity

Ashkaan K. Fahimipour, PhD

National Research Council Associate


I am a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine National Research Council Associate, currently working at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Santa Cruz, CA. I am primarily interested in the rules that govern ecosystem assembly and collapse, and how the organization of biological networks encode these phenomena. My research blends math modeling; data analysis; and experiments in communities of microbes, small invertebrates, and fish. I am best known for my work on the dynamics of ecological interaction networks, and in applications of ecological theories for microbiomes.


Oct 2019- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Research Council Associate

Mar 2019- University of California, Davis | Dept. of Computer Science
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Sept 2015 - Feb 2019 University of Oregon | Institute of Ecology and Evolution
Postdoctoral Scholar


Aug 2015 University of California, Riverside PhD, Ecology

June 2010 University of Florida BS, Botany


See my Google Scholar page for a list of publications

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