J. Rimas Vaisnys, Ph.D.
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Osborn Memorial Laboratories
165 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
My research centers on ecological and evolutionary
processes, on the behavior of dynamical systems, and on the
physics of computation. Specific systems of study have ranged
from phage to hominids.
I am interested in the behavior of real systems and in using
observational and theoretical techniques most appropriate
to a given situation. Most recently, I have been applying
techniques drawn from probability theory and statistics, discrete
and computational mathematics, linear algebra, and differential
"Dynamics of Gastrovascular Circulation in the Hydrozoan
Podocorynecarnea: The One-Polyp Case," S. Dudgeon, A.
Wagner, J.R. Vaisnys, and L.W. Buss, Biol. Bull., 196, 1-17
"Approximate Analysis of a Piece-Wise Linear Population
Model," J.R. Vaisnys and M. Tamosiunaite, Information
Technology and Control, 4, 49 (1997).
"Analysis of Paedomorphosis using Allometric Characters:
The Example of Reduncini Antelopes (Bovidae, Mammalia),"
E.S. Vrba, J.R. Vaisnys, J.E. Gatesy, and R. DeSalle, Systematic
Biology, 43(1), 92-116 (1994).
"Temperature Stress Induces Dynamical Choas in a Cnidarian
Gastrovascular System," L.W. Buss and J.R. Vaisnys, Proc.
Roy. Soc. Lond. B, 252, 39-41 (1993).