Ernst Schäfer

Ernst Schäfer

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Mathematical Biology


  • Ph.D. candidate, Mathematical Biology, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham
  • M.S. Mathematics, M.S. Theoretical Physics, B.S. Mathematics, B.S. Physics, University of Amsterdam


Markus Owen (Nottingham), Malcolm Bennet (Nottingham), Jonathan Lynch


I investigate modelling approaches that aid in identifying relevant characteristics for fitness under drought and nutrient stress. I am also working on enhancing the capabilities and functionality of SimRoot, a structural functional model which simulates root growth, architecture and resource acquisition.

Research Interests

  • Roots Lab
  • SimRoot
  • Mathematical Modelling