Portrait of Andrew Berdahl

Aquatic and Fishery Sciences

Andrew Berdahl

Assistant Professor

Andrew Berdahl is quantitative ecologist who studies movement ecology and collective behavior, including schooling, flocking, herding. More specifically, he explores how group-level behaviors emerge from interactions between individual group members and how the resulting group-level behaviors alter ecological and evolutionary processes. A physicist by training, Andrew combines theoretical models and numerical simulations with empirical, lab- and field-based approaches to establish a deeper understanding of these phenomena. Andrew is currently an affiliate faculty at UW School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences and an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. He will join the Aquatic and Fishery Sciences faculty full time as an Assistant Professor in September 2018.