Van Savage

Professor

email:   vsavage@ucla.edu
phone:  66692
office:   5205 LSB



Recent Courses

BIOENGR CM186 | C&S BIO M186 | COM SCI CM186 | EE BIOL M178 - Computational Systems Biology: Modeling and Simulation of Biological Systems
BIOMATH 200 - Research Frontiers in Biomathematics
BIOMATH 213 - Modeling Vascular Networks


Education

B.S., Physics, Rhodes College 1996
A.M., Physics, Washington University in St. Louis 1999
Ph.D., Physics, Washington University in St. Louis 2001



Research Interests


Selected Publications

S. Pawar, A.I. Dell, and V.M. Savage, "Scaling up metabolic constraints on individuals to the dynamics of ecosystems", Aquatic Functional Biodiversity, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), Amsterdam Elsevier 3-36 (2015) [link].

M.G. Newberry, D. Ennis, and V. M. Savage, "Testing foundations of biological scaling theory using automated measurements of vascular networks", Public Library of Science: Computational Biology, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 11 (8): e1004455- (2015) [link].

J.P. DeLong, B. Gilbert, J.B. Shurin, V.M. Savage, B.T. Barton, C.F. Clements, A.I. Dell, H.S. Greig, C.D.G. Harley, P. Kratina, K.S. McCann, T.D. Tunney, D.A. Vasseur, and M.I. O'Connor, "The body size dependence of trophic cascades", The American Naturalist, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 185 (3): 354-366 (2015) [link].

B.J. Enquist, J. Norberg, S.P. Bonser, C. Violle, C.T. Webb, A. Henderson, L.L. Sloat, and V.M. Savage, "Scaling from traits to ecosystems: Developing a general trait driver theory via integrating trait-based and metabolic scaling theories", Advances in Ecological Research, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 52 : 249-318 (2015) [link].

J.C. Chang, V.M. Savage, and T. Chou, "A path integral approach to Bayesian inference for inverse problems using the semiclassical approximation", Journal of Statistical Physics, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 157 (3): 582-602 (2014) [link].

B. Gilbert, T.D. Tunney, K.S. McCann, J.P. DeLong, D.A. Vasseur, V. Savage, J.B. Shurin, A.I. Dell, B.T. Barton, C.D.G. Harley, H.M. Kharouba, P. Kratina, J.L. Blanchard, C. Clements, M. Winder, H.S. Greig, and M.I. O'Connor, "A bioenergetic framework for the temperature dependence of trophic interactions", Ecology Letters, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 17 (8): 902-914 (2014) [link].

D.A. Vasseur, J.P. DeLong, B. Gilbert, H.S. Greig, C.D.G. Harley, K.S. McCann, V.M. Savage, T.D. Tunney, and M.I. O'Connor, "Increased temperature variation poses a greater risk to species than climate warming", Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 281 (1779): 20132612- (2014) [link].

D.D. Smith, J.S. Sperry, B.J. Enquist, V.M. Savage, K.A. McCulloh, and L.P. Bentley, "Deviation from symmetrically self-similar branching in trees predicts altered hydraulics, mechanics, light interception, and metabolic scaling", New Phytologist, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 201 (1): 217-229 (2014) [link].

V. M. Savage, A. B. Herman, G. B. West, and K. Leu, "Using fractal geometry and universal growth curves as diagnostics for comparing tumor vasculature and metabolic rate with healthy tissue and for predicting response to drug therapy", Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems, Series B (DCDS-B), A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 18 (4): - (2014) [link].

A.I. Dell, S. Pawar, and V.M. Savage, "Temperature dependence of trophic interactions are driven by asymmetry of species and foraging strategies", Journal of Animal Ecology, A. Belgrano, G. Woodward and U. Jacob(Eds.), 83 (1): 70-84 (2013) [link].