Professor Mark Broom
BA, MSc, PhD
Professor of Mathematics
London EC1V 0HB
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7040 3672
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7040 8597
Mark Broom obtained a BA (Hons) in Mathematics from the University of Oxford in 1989, followed by an MSc in Statistics (1990) and a PhD in Mathematics (1993) at the University of Sheffield. He then held a postdoctoral research position again at Sheffield (1993-5) and a temporary lecturing position at the University of Glasgow (1995-6). He joined the University of Sussex as a Lecturer in 1996, where he worked until the end of 2009, most recently as Reader in Mathematics, and he was the Head of the Department of Mathematics from 2007 to 2009. Mark was appointed as Professor of Mathematics at City University in January 2010.
Mark's research interests are in Mathematical Biology, in particular Evolutionary Game Theory. This includes both theoretical work on general games and the modelling of specific animal behaviours. Main research areas include multiplayer game theory, models of food stealing (kleptoparasitism), the signalling behaviour of prey species, and evolutionary processes on graphs.
- Broom,M., Ruxton,G.D. & Kilner,R.M. (2008) Host life history strategies and the evolution of chick-killing by brood parasitic offspring (pdf). Behavioral Ecology 19 22-34.
- Broom,M. & Rychtar,J. (2008) An analysis of the fixation probability of a mutant on special classes of non-directed graphs. (pdf) Proc. Roy. Soc. London A 464 2609-2627.
- Broom,M., Rychtar,J. & Sykes,C. (2008) The Evolution of Kleptoparasitism under Adaptive Dynamics Without Restriction. (pdf)Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics 11 479-494.
- Broom,M., Luther,R.M., Ruxton,G.D. & Rychtar,J. (2008) A game-theoretic model of kleptoparasitic behavior in polymorphic populations. (pdf) Journal of Theoretical Biology 255 81-91.
- Harrison,M.D. & Broom, M. (2009) A game-theoretic model of interspecific brood parasitism with sequential decisions. (pdf) Journal of Theoretical Biology 256 504-517.
- Broom,M. Rychtar,J. & Stadler,B. (2009) Evolutionary Dynamics on Small-Order Graphs. (pdf) Journal of Interdisciplinary Mathematics 12 129-140.
- Broom,M., Luther,R.M. & Rychtar,J. (2009) A Hawk-Dove game in kleptoparasitic populations. (pdf) Journal of Combinatorics, Information and System Science 4 449-462.
- Broom,M. & Rychtar,J. (2009) A game theoretical model of kleptoparasitism with incomplete information. (pdf) Journal of Mathematical Biology 59 631-649.
- Broom,M., Koenig,A. & Borries,C. (2009) Variation in dominance hierarchies among group-living animals: modeling stability and the likelihood of coalitions. (pdf)Behavioral Ecology 20 844-855. Kiss, I. Z.
- Broom, M., and Rafols, I. (2009) Can epidemic models describe the diffusion of research topics across disciplines? In Birger Larsen and Jacqueline Leta (Eds.) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, Rio de Janeiro.
- Ruxton,G.D., Speed,M.P. & Broom,M. (2009) Identifying the ecological conditions that select for intermediate levels of aposematic signalling. (pdf)Evolutionary Ecology 23 491-501.
- Broom,M. (2009) Balancing risks and rewards: the logic of violence. (pdf) Frontiers in Neuroscience Vol.3.
- Kiss, I.Z., Broom, M., Craze, P. & Rafols, I. (2010) Can epidemic models describe the diffusion of topics across disciplines?. (pdf) Journal of Informetrics 4 74-82.
- Broom,M., Crowe.M, Fitzgerald.M & Rychtar,J. (2010) The stochastic modelling of kleptoparasitism using a Markov process. (pdf) Journal of Theoretical Biology 264 266-272.
- Broom,M., Hadjichrysanthou,C. & Rychtar,J. (2010) Evolutionary games on graphs and the speed of the evolutionary process. (pdf)Proceedings of the Royal Society A 466 1327-1346.
- Broom,M., Higginson,A.D. & Ruxton,G.D. (2010) Optimal investment across different aspects of anti-predator defences. (pdf) Journal of Theoretical Biology 263 579-586.