Peter Taylor

Title: Professor
Phone: 613-533-2428
Office: 312

Degrees and Honours

B.A. (Queen's University)

M.A. (Queen's University)

Ph.D. (Harvard University)

MAA Distinguished Teaching Award, Seaway Section, 1992

3M Teaching Fellowship, 1994

Research Interests

I worked for my first 10 years in pure mathematics (analysis and convexity.a student of John Coleman, Israel Halperin and Andy Gleason), but in the mid 70's I became interested in the applications of game theory to animal behaviour, and that has led me, over the next years, to a completely new field. That's been a great change for me, and over the last 25 years the study of evolutionary ecology has provided more than enough of fascination and challenge and has given me a superb set of collaborators and grad students. I have always been interested in teaching issues, but starting in the mid 80's my attention became increasingly focused on high school curriculum and the preparation of teachers,. and this is now a second research area for me. I am cross-appointed to both the Biology Department and the Faculty of Education.

Contact Info

Department of Math & Stats
Jeffery Hall, 48 University Ave.
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2390
Fax: (613) 533-2964
Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm