Don DeAngelis, Ph.D.



Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science (Plasma Physics), Yale University, 1972

B.S., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1966


Donald DeAngelis is an ecologist, specializing in mathematical and simulation modeling.  He was one of the early developers of individual-based modeling (IBM) in population ecology, and has applied IBM to fish and other populations. Among his other interests are modeling of vegetation succession, nutrient cycling, mutualistic interactions, and food webs. He is coordinator of the Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) Program, a multi-project, multi-investigator program with the objective of providing simulation models to assist Everglades restoration.


1994-present, Ecologist, U. S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Florida Caribbean Science Center, Department of Biology, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33124 Research Faculty Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Miami

Editor, The American Naturalist, 2004 -present

Editorial Boards

Currently: Ecological Complexity

Previously: Ecosystems, Mathematical Biosciences, Ecology, Ecological Monographs, Nonlier World, Journal of Aquatic Stress and Recovery Awards Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1983 Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. Technical Publications Award, 1986 Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc. Technical Publications Award, 1987 First Place, 1990 International Technical Publication Competition, sponsored by the Society for Technical Communication Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Technical Publications Award, 1991

Grants 'Spatial Gradients in Nutrient Recycling and Their Effect on Stream Ecosystem Stability'. National Science Foundation, April 1, 1991 - March 31, 1994, $1,419,019. Co-Principal Investigators, D. L. DeAngelis and P. J. Mulholland

'Compensatory Mechanisms in Fish Populations', Electric Power Research Institute. 1988 - 1996. Approximately $1 million per year. Principal Investigator, W. Van Winkle. D. L.

DeAngelis developed the approach used and wrote the initial funded proposal 'Synthesis of Species-Population Dynamics and Ecosystem Processes: Theoretical Study of the Stability and Development of Food Web Structure'. National Science Foundation, United States - Japan Cooperative Science Program. January 1, 1991 - December 31, 1992.Co-Principal Investigators, E. Teramoto and D. L. DeAngelis. Environmental Sciences Division Scientific Achievement Award for 1982 Areas of Focus Conservation and Restoration Biology Mathematical and Theoretical Biology