Main Navigation


University Resources


Jody Reimer

Assistant Professor of Biology & Mathematics

PhD, University of Alberta, Canada


Graduate Program Membership:

Email: reimer@math.utah.edu
Reimer Lab: https://www.math.utah.edu/~reimer/

Research Statement


My research lies at the intersection of ecology, mathematics, and the statistical methods necessary to connect biological models to data. Much of my work is motivated by questions in polar marine ecology, though I am also always excited to work on other systems or general ecological theory.

Research Interests


General Interests
Specific Interests
  • Mathematical Biology
  • Population and Community Dynamics
  • Polar Biology

Selected Publications


  • Reimer, J. R., Arroyo-Esquivel, J., Jiang, J., Scharf, H. R., Wolkovich, E. M., Zhu, K., & Boettiger, C. (2021) Noise can create or erase long transient dynamics. Theoretical Ecology. doi:10.1007/s12080-021-00518-6.
  • Nagy-Reis*, M. B., Reimer*, J. R., Lewis, M. A., Jensen, W., & Boyce, M. S. (2021) Aligning Population Models with Data: Adaptive Management for Big Game Harvests. Global Ecology and Conservation. doi:10.1016/j.gecco.2021.e01501.
  • Reimer, J. R., Mangel, M., Derocher, A. E., & Lewis, M. A. (2019) Modelling optimal responses and fitness consequences in a changing Arctic. Global change biology. 25(10), 3450-346. doi:10.1111/gcb.14681.
  • Reimer, J. R., Caswell H., Derocher A. E., & Lewis M. A. (2019) Ringed seal demography in a changing climate. Ecological applications. 29(3), e01855. doi: 10.1002/eap.1855

Courses Taught


  • MATH 1170: Calculus for Biologists