Gunog Seo - Mathematics Faculty - Colgate University

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Gunog Seo

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Mathematics, 203 McGregory Hall
p 315-228-7230


MS (2003), PhD (2008), University of Washington; BS, Catholic University of Korea, 1998

Professional Experience

  • Assistant professor (2013-Present), mathematics, Colgate University
  • Postdoctoral researcher (2012-2013), mathematics, Ryerson University and York University
  • Assistant professor (2011-2012), mathematics and statistics, Thompson Rivers University
  • Postdoctoral researcher (2010-2011), mathematics and statistics, McMaster University
  • Postdoctoral researcher (2008-2010), mathematics and statistics, University of Ottawa


Mathematical biology, spatial ecology, population dynamics, dynamical systems, bifurcation theory, differential equations


  • Jian Fang, Kunquan Lan, Gunog Seo and Jianhong Wu, Spatial dynamics of an age-structured population model of Asian Clams; Submitted (2014)
  • Alexandra Erbach, Frithjof Lutscher, and Gunog Seo (2013) Bistability and limit cycles in generalist predator–prey dynamics. Ecological Complexity, 14, 48–55.
  • Marion Weedermann, Gunog Seo, and Gail S.K. Wolkowicz (2013) Mathematical model of anaerobic digestion in a chemostat: effects of syntrophy and inhibition. Journal of Biological Dynamics, 7 (1), 59–85.
  • Gunog Seo and Frithjof Lutscher (2011) Spread rates under temporal variability: calculation and application to invasions. M3AS: Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, 21(12), 2469–2489.
  • Gunog Seo and Donald L. DeAngelis (2011) A predator–prey model with a Holling type I functional response including a predator mutual interference. Journal of Nonlinear Science, 21(6), 811–833.
  • Frithjof Lutscher and Gunog Seo (2011) The effect of temporal variability on persistence conditions in rivers. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 283 (1), 53–59.
  • Gunog Seo and Mark Kot (2009) The dynamics of a simple laissez-faire model with two predators. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 6 (1), 145–172.
  • Gunog Seo and Mark Kot (2008) A comparison of two predator–prey models with Holling’s type I functional response. Mathematical Biosciences, 212 (2), 161–179.


The dynamics of simple predator-prey models with Holling’s functional responses. University of Washington. 2008.


  • NSF Grant to collaborate with Canadian researchers, 2014.
  • NSF Tavel Grant for the AARMS-CRM workshop on Sustainability of Aquatic Ecosystem Networks held in Fredericton, New Brunswick (October 22-25), 2013.
  • Research Council Discretionary Grant, 2013, Colgate University, NY