Qualifications:
PhD
and MSc (Swiss
Federal
Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL);
Postdoctoral
Research Fellow (Boston
University
and Virginia Tech.);
Humboldt
Research
Fellow (University
of Munich LMU); Advanced
Research
Fellow (University of Warwick);
Lecturer
then Associate Professor (School of Mathematics, University of Leeds); Present: Professor of Applied Mathematics (Chair) at the University
of Leeds
Brief CV and citations summary: 2page
CV (03/2022) on:
ResearcherID
Google
Scholar
ORCiD profile
Researchgate
School of Maths
Expertise
& Research Interests: statistical
mechanics applied to population
dynamics of complex systems in the life and behavioural
sciences
 Evolutionary
&
Population
Dynamics in the Life Science: Evolutionary games,
Individualbased predatorprey models, population genetics
models
 Nonequilibrium
Statistical
Mechanics:
Fluctuationdriven phenomena, stochastic nonlinear processes,
exact and
fieldtheoretic methods for interactingparticle systems
 Complex
Dynamics
in Behavioural Science: Cooperation and
Opinion dynamics, evolution on complex networks
EPSRC/NSF project:
EcoEvolutionary Dynamics of Fluctuating Populations
Postdoctoral Research Associate:
Dr Lluís HernándezNavarro
Current PhD students:
Xiang Li,
Matthew Asker
PhD Students,
MSc and UG Students,
Visitors,
PhD examinations
Some movies:
Full
list
of publications: available
here
Some
recent
publications (selection)
 S. Islam, A. Mondal, M. Mobilia, S. Bhattacharyya, and C. Hens,
Effect of mobility in the rockpaperscissor dynamics with high mortality.
Physical Review E
105, 014215:17
(2022).
Article..
Eprint.
 X. Li, M. Mobilia, A. M. Rucklidge, and R.K.P. Zia,
Effects of homophily and heterophily on preferreddegree networks: meanfield analysis and overwhelming transition
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
013402:127
(2022).
Article.
Eprint.
 X. Li, M. Mobilia, A. M. Rucklidge, and R.K.P. Zia,
How does homophily shape the topology of a dynamic network?
Physical Review E
104, 044311:112
(2021).
Article.
Eprint.
 S. Shibasaki, M. Mobilia, and S. Mitri,
Exclusion of the fittest predicts microbial community diversity in fluctuating environments.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface:
18: 20210613,113
(2021).
Article.
Eprint.
 A. Taitelbaum, R. West, M. Assaf, and M. Mobilia,
Population Dynamics in a Changing Environment: Random versus Periodic
Switching.
Physical Review Letters
125, 048105:15
(2020).
Article
Preprint (main text). Main text + Supplementary Material merged.
Eprint .
 F. Peruzzo, M. Mobilia, and S. Azaele,
Spatial patterns emerging from a stochastic process near criticality.
Physical Review X 10, 011032 (2020) Article.
Paper.
Eprint.
bioRxiv Eprint.
 R. West and M. Mobilia,
Fixation properties of rockpaperscissors games in fluctuating
populations.
Journal of Theoretical Biology 491, 110135 (2020). Article.
Paper.
Supplementary Material.
Eprint (main text & supplementary merged).
Figshare resources.
 K. Wienand, E. Frey, and M. Mobilia,
EcoEvolutionary Dynamics of a Population with Randomly Switching Carrying Capacity.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
15, 20180343:112
(2018). Article.
Preprint (main text). Supplementary Material. Eprint (main text & supplementary merged).
Supplementary Info & Resources on figshare.
 R. West, M. Mobilia, and A. M Rucklidge,
Survival behavior in the cyclic LotkaVolterra model with a randomly switching reaction rate.
Physical Review E 97 (2018),
022406:114. Article.
Paper.
Eprint.
 K. Wienand, E. Frey, and M. Mobilia,
Evolution of a Fluctuating Population in a Randomly Switching Environment. Physical Review Letters 119 (2017),
158301:16. Article.
Paper. Eprint.
Supplementary Material. Lay Summary.
Accompanying videos: here (mp4) or here (ogv). In the news: UoL and LMU press releases, featured in Phys.org Long Room
and Alpha Galileo
 U. Dobramysl, M. Mobilia, M. Pleimling, and U. C. Täuber,
Stochastic population dynamics in spatially extended predatorprey systems.
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 51 (2018),
063001:147. (Topical Review.)
On the cover of Journal of Physics A.
Article.
Eprint.
Paper.
 D. Sabsovich, M. Mobilia, and M. Assaf,
Large Fluctuations in AntiCoordination Games on ScaleFree Graphs.
Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment
053405 (2017),
123.
Article. Paper.
Eprint.
 A. Mellor, M. Mobilia, and R. K. P. Zia,
Heterogeneous OutofEquilibrium Nonlinear qVoter Model with Zealotry.
Physical Review E
95 (2017),
012104:115.
Article.
Paper.
Eprint.
 M. Mobilia, A. M. Rucklidge, and B. Szczesny,
The Influence of Mobility Rate on Spiral Waves in Spatial RockPaperScissors Games.
Games 7, 24 (2016). Article.
Paper.
Eprint.
 A. Mellor, M. Mobilia, and R. K. P. Zia,
Characterization of the Nonequilibrium Steady State of a
Heteogeneous Nonlinear qVoter Model with Zealotry. EPL 113, (2016) 48001:16.
(Editor's Choice). Article.
Paper.
Eprint.
Supplementary
material: here or here
 S. Widder et al.,
Challenges in microbial ecology: building predictive
understanding of community function and dynamics. The ISME Journal 7, 2557 (2016). Article.
Advance online publication.
 M. Mobilia,
Nonlinear qvoter model with inflexible zealots.
Physical Review E
92 (2015),
012803:111. Article.
Eprint.
Paper.
 A. Mellor, M. Mobilia, S. Redner, A. M. Rucklidge and J. A.
Ward,
Influence of Luddism on Innovation Diffusion.
Physical Review E
92 (2015),
012806:110.
Article.
Eprint.
Paper
 B. Szczesny, M. Mobilia, and A. M. Rucklidge,
Characterization of spiraling patterns in spatial
rockpaperscissors games.
Physical Review E 90 (2014), 032704:114.
Article.
Eprint.
 A. Szolnoki, M. Mobilia, L.L. Jiang, B. Szczesny, A. M.
Rucklidge, and M. Perc, Cyclic
dominance in evolutionary games: A review.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface
11, 20140735:120
(2014). Article.
Paper. Eprint.
 A. Szolnoki, M. Perc, and M. Mobilia, Facilitators
reveal the optimal interplay between information exchange and
reciprocity. Physical
Review E 89 (2014),
042802:18. Article.
Eprint.
 M. Mobilia, Evolutionary
games with facilitators: When does selection favor
cooperation? Chaos,
Solitons & Fractals 56 (2013), 113123. Special issue on
"collective behavior and evolutionary games".
Article.
Eprint.
 M. Assaf, M. Mobilia, and E. Roberts, Cooperation
dilemma in finite populations under fluctuating
environments. Physical
Review Letters 111
(2013), 238101:15. Article.
Supplemental
Material. Eprint.
 B. Szczesny, M. Mobilia, and A. M. Rucklidge, When
does cyclic dominance lead to stable spiral waves? EPL 102, (2013) 28012:16. Article.
Eprint. Supplementary
material and movies (also available here).
 M. Mobilia, Commitment
versus persuasion in the threeparty constrained voter model.
Journal of Statistical
Physics 151 (2013),
6991. Special
issue on the "applications of statistical mechanics to
social phenomena". Article. Eprint.
 M. Mobilia, Stochastic
dynamics of the prisoner's dilemma with cooperation
facilitators. Physical
Review E 86 (2012),
011134:19. Article. Eprint.
See also
this paper. Link
to journal.
(Physical
Review E 88 (2013),
046102:13).
 M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Metastability
and
anomalous fixation in evolutionary games on scalefree
networks. Physical Review Letters 109 (2012), 188701:15. Article.
Eprint
 M. Mobilia, Fixation
and
Polarization in a ThreeSpecies Opinion Dynamics Model.
EPL 95, (2011) 50002:16. Article.
Eprint
 Q. He, M. Mobilia, and U. C. Täuber,
Coexistence in the
twodimensional MayLeonard model with random rates. European Physical Journal B
82 (2011), 97105.
Article. Eprint
 M. Assaf* and M. Mobilia*, Fixation of a Deleterious
Allele under Mutation Pressure and Finite Selection
Intensity. Journal
of
Theoretical Biology 275
(2011),
93103. Article.
Eprint
 Q. He, M. Mobilia, and U. C. Täuber, Spatial
RockPaperScissors
Models with Inhomogeneous Reaction Rates. Physical Review E 82 (2010), 051909:111.
Article.
Eprint
 M. Assaf and M. Mobilia,
Large
Fluctuations and
Fixation in Evolutionary Games. J.
Stat. Mech., (2010) P09009:124. Article. Eprint
 M. Mobilia and M. Assaf, Fixation in Evolutionary
Games under NonVanishing Selection. EPL 91, (2010) 10002:16. Article. Eprint
 M. Mobilia, Oscillatory
Dynamics
in RockPaperScissors Games with Mutations.
Journal of
Theoretical Biology
264, (2010):
110. Article.
Eprint
 D. Volovik, M. Mobilia, and S. Redner, Dynamics
of
Strategic ThreeChoice Voting. EPL
85, (2009) 48003:15. Article.
Eprint
 T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, SelfOrganization
of Mobile
Populations in Cyclic
Competition. Journal
of Theoretical
Biology
254, (2008):
368383. Article.
Eprint
 T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and
E. Frey, Mobility
promotes and jeopardizes biodiversity in
rockpaperscissors games,
Nature 448, (2007) 10461049. Article. Supplementary
Information. Eprint.
Selected,
evaluated and recommended by Faculty1000
Biology. Selected for the 10
September 2007 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale
Science & Technology
 T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Noise
and
Correlations in a Spatial Population Model with Cyclic
Competition, Physical
Review
Letters 99, (2007) 238105:14.
Article.
EPAPS
Supplementary
Notes. Eprint.
Selected for
the 15
December
2007 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
 M. Mobilia, I. T. Georgiev and U. C. Täuber, Phase
Transitions
and SpatioTemporal Fluctuations in Stochastic Lattice
LotkaVolterra Models, Journal
of Statistical
Physics 128,
(2007): 447483. Article.
Eprint
 P. Pierobon, M. Mobilia, R. Kouyos and E. Frey, Bottleneckinduced
transitions
in a minimal model for intracellular transport,
Physical
Review E 74, (2006) 031906:113.
Article.
Eprint.
Selected
for the 25
September
2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science &
Technology
 M. Mobilia, I. T. Georgiev and U. C. Täuber, Fluctuations
and
correlations in lattice models for predatorprey
interaction, Physical
Review E 73, (2006)
040903(R):14. Article.
Eprint. Selected for the 1
May 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics
Research
 T. Reichenbach, M. Mobilia and E. Frey, Coexistence
versus
extinction in the stochastic cyclic LotkaVolterra model,
Physical
Review E 74, (2006)
051907:111.
Article. Eprint.
Selected
for the 15 November 2006 issue of Virtual Journal of
Biological Physics Research.
 M. Mobilia, B. Schmittmann and R. K. P. Zia, Exact
dynamics
of a reactiondiffusion model with spatially alternating
rates, Physical
Review
E 71, (2005)
056129:112. Article.
Eprint
 M. Mobilia, Does
a Single Zealot Affect
an Infinite Group of Voters?, Physical
Review Letters 91, (2003) 028701: 14.
Article.
Eprint
 M. Mobilia and S. Redner, Majority
versus minority
dynamics: Phase transition in an interacting
twostate spin system, Physical
Review E 68, (2003) 046106:111. Article.
Eprint
Research
grants
& Awards:
 2021present: Principal Investigator of the EPSRCNSF grant EP/V014439/1. "EcoEvolutionary Dynamics of Fluctuating Populations". (Lead Agency Agreement)
 20212025: EPSRC PhD scholarship for Matthew Asker (Grant No. EP/T517860/1, lead supervisor)
 2019: Grant of the EPSRC Network Plus
in Emergence and Physics Far From Equilibrium ("Fluctuations, tipping points and emergence in ecoevolutionary dynamics")
 20182021: China Scholarship Council Studentship for Xiang Li (Grant No. 201803170212, lead supervisor)
 2018: Grant from the Leeds School
of Mathematics Research Funds ("Fluctuations, tipping points and emergence in ecoevolutionary dynamics")
 2017: Grant from the Leeds School
of Mathematics Research Funds
 2016: Grant of the Alexander von
von
Humboldt Foundation
to support a Research Leave at the University of Munich (LMU)
 20162020: EPSRC PhD scholarship for Robert West (Grant No. EP/N509681/1, lead supervisor)
 2015: Grant from the Leeds School
of Mathematics Research Funds
 2015: Grant of the London
Mathematical Society (Financial
Support for Research in Pairs  Scheme 4) ("Opinion dynamics on coevolving networks")
 2015: Travel grant of the
American Physical Society (Biological
Physics Division & Moore Foundation)
 20132017: EPSRC CASE
award by the
KTN for industrial mathematics (Grant No. EP/L50550X/1) for the project "Monitoring
and modelling social networks in the digital economy"
 20102014: EPSRC PhD scholarship for Bartosz Szczesny (Grant No. EP/P505593/1. lead supervisor)
 20082009: Awarded an
Advanced Research Fellowship
of the Swiss
National
Science Foundation held at The
University
of Warwick (Mathematics
& Complexity),
U.K.
(Final part of the award held in Leeds)
 2008:
Warwick North American Travel Fund (NATF) grant
BFS07/08
 20052007: Awarded a Research
Fellowship
of the Alexander von
Humboldt Foundation, held at the Arnold
Sommerfeld
Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Munich
(Group of Statistical
and
Biological Physics), Germany
 20022005: Awarded a Postdoctoral
Fellowship
of the Swiss National Science Foundation, held at
the Boston University
(Physics Dpt & Center
for BioDynamics) and Virginia
Polytechnic
Institute &
State University, U.S.A.
Scientific
events (selection
of invited talks & meetings organised):
 1517 September 2019: Workshop on "Evolution of interacting populations", MaxPlanckInstitute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön, Germany. Talk: "EcoEvolutionary Dynamics in Randomly
Switching Environments".
 27 August 2019: Invited seminar at the Department of Fundamental Biology
University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
 25 July 2019: Organization of the international L19EEDs workshop on "Fluctuations, tippings points and emergence ine coevolutionary dynamics'' University of Leeds.
 1922 June 2018: Invited Research Visit to the Jacobs University of Bremen.
 2629 March 2018: British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2018, University of St Andrews:"EcoEvolutionary Dynamics in a Randomly
Switching Environment: Competition &
Cooperation".
 25 July 2017: Organisation of the CoSyDy Meeting on "Network Dynamics and Structure", University of Leeds: Programme. Abstracts of the talks.
 26 Jan. 2017: Invited seminar by the Dynamics and Control Group at the University of Exeter.
 17 Nov. 2016: Invited to speak at LSFrey's Group Seminar at Arnold Sommerfeld Center, University LMU Munich: "The influence of fluctuating selection and facilitators on the prisoner's dilemma".
 30 Sept. 2016: Invited Speaker at the LSFrey annual retreat in Antholz.
 1822 July 2016: Speaker at the STATPHYS26 Meeting in Lyon: "Nonlinear qVoter Models with Zealotry:
Switching Dynamics and NonEquilibrium Steady State".
 47 July 2016: Invited Speaker at the "Workshop Evolution, Statistical Mechanics and Information Theory" in Munich.
 1820 May 2016: Invited Speaker at the Meeting
"The Dynamics of Complex Systems: A meeting in honour of the 60th birthday of Robert MacKay FRS" in Warwick: "Switching dynamics and nonequilibrium steady state in nonlinear qvoter models with zealotry".
 12 May 2016: Organization (with Jon Ward) of the
LMSfunded CoSyDy Meeting on "Dynamics of AgentBased Models" in Leeds.
 2125 September 2015: Invited Speaker at the
EPSRC Workshop on "Fluctuationdriven phenomena in
nonequilibrium statistical mechanics", Warwick.
"The influence of zealotry on the nonlinear qvoter model".
 13th July 2015: Talk at the
Workshop on Modelling Change in SocioEconomic Systems of the
EPSRC NetworkPlus, London.
"Nonlinear qvoter model with
zealots."
 15th May 2015: Invited seminar at
the Department of Engineering Mathematics of the University of
Bristol, "Spiralling patterns in evolutionary models with
cyclic competition"
 14th May 2015: Invited seminar at
the Department of Mathematics of the University of Bath
 0206/03/2015: Invited speaker at
the 2015 APS March Meeting of the American Physical Society in
San Antonio (Texas, USA):
Abstract.
Invited presentation on "spiraling patterns in evolutionary
models inspired by bacterial games with cyclic dominance". Slides
 20th January 2015: Invited
seminar at the Department of Mathematics of the Durham
University, "Spiralling patterns in models inspired by
bacterial games with cyclic competition"
 20th January 2015: Invited
seminar at the Department of Mathematics of the Durham
University
 AugustDecember 2014: Visiting
Fellow at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
on the programme
Understanding Microbial Communities; Function, Structure and
Dynamics
 1011/05/2014: Invited speaker at
the Symposium on "Novel
Applications of Statistical Mechanics: A Celebration of Sidney
Redner's Contributions" (Sid Redner's Festschrift) in Boston: "Zealotry,
persuasion and polarization in voter models".
 29/11/2013: Invited speaker at
the CS&F Conference in Amsterdam dedicated to their Special
Issue on "Collective behavior and evolutionary games": "Prisoner's dilemma in the
presence of facilitators and under extrinsic noise"
 0913/09/2013: Invited speaker at
the workshop on Models
from statistical mechanics in applied sciences at Warwick:"Coexistence and Metastability in
Evolutionary Games".
 1213/06/2013: Member
of the EPSRC mathematics prioritisation panel
 07/06/2013: Invited Complex
Systems Group seminar in York: "Large
fluctuations and metastability in evolutionary games".
 05/06/2013: Organiser of the
Complexity
Systems
Dynamics (CoSyDy) Meeting on "Complexity
in economics and social dynamics"
in Leeds
 15/05/2013: Invited speaker at
the meeting on "Complex and emergent behaviours" in Manchester, "Largefluctuation effects on the
fixation of a deleterious allele under mutation pressure".
 0203/05/13: Invited speaker at
the Workshop on "Interacting
particle models in the physical, biological and social
sciences" at Warwick,"Polarization, zealotry and
persuasion in the threeparty constrained voter model".
 12/04/2013: Invited speaker at
the "complex networks minisymposium" of the British
Applied Maths Colloquium 2013:
"Anomalous metastability and fixation properties of
evolutionary games on scalefree networks".
 01/11/2012: Talk on "Polarization,
commitment and persuasion in the threeparty constrained voter
model" in the Leeds Probability, Stochastic modelling
and Financial modelling seminar series.
 03/09/2012: Talk on "Anomalous
metastability and fixation in evolutionary games on scalefree
graphs" (abstract)
given at the 2012 European
Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS'12) in Brussels
 25/05/12: Invited
lecturer/speaker at a Postgraduate School on Complex Systems in
Brussels, "Rockpaperscissors
dynamics and cyclic bacterial games: biodiversity and complex
patterns"
 09/03/12: Invited
seminar in the Department of Mathematics at University of
Surrey, "Consensus &
polarization in a threestate constrained voter model"
 02/03/12:
Organiser of the Complexity
Systems
Dynamics (CoSyDy) Meeting on "Evolution
and
Diversity in Complex Systems"
in Leeds
 1416/11/11:
Invited Speaker at the Conference "Sociophysics: do humans
behave like atoms?" (Paris): "Consensus
& Polarization in a ThreeState Constrained Voter Model"
 29/09/11: Invited
seminar in the School of Mathematics at University of Edinburgh,
"Coevolutionary dynamics of
rockpaperscissors and cyclic bacterial games"
 1216/09/11:
Invited Speaker at "Current
Trends
in Game Theory" a Satellite of the 2011
European Conference on
Complex Systems in Vienna: Large
Fluctuations & Fixation in Evolutionary Games with
NonVanishing Selection
 0910/06/11:
Invited Speaker at the international meeting on "Mathematics
in
the Science of Complexity" in Warwick: Consensus
&
Polarization in Constrained Opinion Dynamics
 13/06/11:
Coorganisation
of the IOP workshop on "Complexity
of
evolutionary processes in
biology and the behavioural sciences" in Manchester
 Since 2011:
Organisation & coordination of the Applied Postgraduate
Seminar
series in the School of Mathematics at Leeds.
 Since 2010:
Organisation & coordination of seminar
series
on "Mathematical Biology and Medicine" in
the School of Mathematics at Leeds.
 Since 2010:
Member of the EPSRC
College
 Since 2010: Chair
of the Complex
Systems
Dynamics (CoSyDy) network
 15/11/10:
Organisation of a CoSyDy Meeting on "Movement
in
Models of Mathematical Biology" in Warwick.
 01/02/10:
Organisation of a CoSyDy Meeting on the "Mathematics
of
Evolutionary Dynamics" in Warwick.
 11/05/10: Invited
talk in the CABDyN
Seminars
series at Oxford on "Large
fluctuations
& fixation in evolutionary games with
nonvanishing selection"
 Jan. 2010:
Invited speaker at the Conference on "Nonequilibrium
dynamics
of spatially extended interacting particle systems"
(Warwick): "Modelling biodiversity &
pattern formation in communities exhibiting cyclic
dominance"
 August 2009:
Invited speaker at the Conference on "Giant Fluctuations and
Population Dynamics" (Leiden): Evolutionary
dynamics
and pattern formation in communities exhibiting cyclic
dominance
 27/04/09:
Organisation of "Patterns
in
Complexity", a PANDA (patterns formation,
nonlinear dynamics and
applications) meeting in Leeds.
 30/0301/04/09:
Speaker at the Graduate School on "Stochastic modelling in
biology" in
Leeds: "Introduction to
evolutionary
game theory" (lecture
1, lecture
2).
 23/09/09:
Organisation of the workshop on "Statistical
mechanics
of molecular and cell biology" in
Warwick.
 Organisation
& management of the Postgraduate
School
on Mathematics of Evolutionary Dynamics
(Warwick, 1113/12/2007)
Selection
of media (and
related) coverages:
 Topical Review featured on the cover of Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
 "Evolution of a Fluctuating Population in a Randomly Switching Environment" PRL paper featured in Phys.org Long Room and Alpha Galileo
 Press releases by the University of Leeds and University of Munich (LMU) (also in German ) about our PRL paper
 Figure 12(a) of our PRE paper
selected by Physical Review E
as part of their "kaleidoscope"
 In Spanish: Rock, paper or scissors and the
biodiversity via coevolution based on my
JTB paper
in
"Francis (th)E mule Science's News".
 "Biodiversity
in
Spatial RockPaperScissors Games" in
Mathematica's Wolfram
Demonstration Projects
 Paper Nature,
448, (2007) 10461049
selected,
evaluated and recommended by Faculty
of
1000
Biology
 In Nature (Vol. 448, p. xi),
Editor's Summary: Species
on
the move
 In Physicsworld: Zealots
put
the
spin into voting
 "Stochastic
RockPaperScissors
Population Dynamics" in
Mathematica's Wolfram
Demonstration Projects
 In Science News magazine (Vol.
172, N. 18): Rock,
paper,
toxins [Full
text]
 In Italian: Particles
and
voting behaviours (20minute interview on a
national radio
programme "il volo delle oche", Radio24. ll Sole 24 Ore, 26/09/03),
and Are
zealots
like electronic spins ? (Le
Scienze online)
 In German: Mobility
hinders
biodiversity  Sedentary strategies for an ecoparadise
(Pressrelation.de) and prophysik.de,
and Perturbation
of
a group of voters (Spektrumdirekt)
 In Russian: Popular science article
in the news portal Rambler
