Sean Hammond

Sean Hammond

PhD, 2011


Sean Hammond developed a computer program that is capable of simulating the behavior of real plant populations and entire communities based on the simplifying assumption that species ensemble behavior is determined by competition for space and light. The predictions of his program have been successfully tested against empirical observations [see S. Hammond and K. J. Niklas (2009) American Journal of Botany 96: 1430 - 1440].