Dr. Jan Rychtar [View Image]

Jan Rychtar, Ph.D.

Harris Hall 4159A

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Ph.D. University of Alberta Edmonton, AB, Canada, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Mathematics
M.Sc. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Mathematics
B.Sc. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Mathematics


I work in mathematical biology, modeling and game theory.


Broom, M. & Rychtář, J. (2013). Game-Theoretical Models in Biology, CRC Press.

Selected Publications

S. Sun, M. Johanis, J. Rychtář. Costly signalling theory and dishonest signalling, Theoretical Ecology DOI: 10.1007/s12080-019-0429-0

M. Broom, K. Pattni, J. Rychtář. Generalized Social Dilemmas: The Evolution of Cooperation in Populations with Variable Group Size, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology https://doi.org/10.1007/s11538-018-00545-1

C. Hadjichrysanthou, M. Broom, J. Rychtář. Models of kleptoparasitism on networks: the effect of population structure on food stealing behaviour, Journal of Mathematical Biology, 76, 1465-1488, DOI 10.1007/s00285-017-1177-7

S. Sun, M. Leshowitz, J. Rychtář. The signalling game between plants and pollinators, Scientific Reports, (2018) 8:6686, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-24779-0

M. Broom, M. Johanis, J. Rychtář. The effect of fight cost structure on fighting behaviour involving simultaneous decisions and variable investment levels. Journal of Mathematical Biology (2018) 76:457-482, DOI 10.1007/s00285-017-1149-y

Professional Affiliations

2020 - Present - Associate Professor, VCU
2019 - 2020 - Assistant Professor, VCU
2014 - 2019 - Professor, UNC Greensboro
2010 - 2014 - Associate Professor, UNC Greensboro
2012-2013 - Interim Director, Office of Undergraduate Research, UNC Greensboro
2004-2010 - Assistant Professor, UNC Greensboro

Honors and Awards

2015 UNCG Thomas Undergraduate Research Mentor Award
2014 Department of Mathematics and Statistics Award for Distinguished Service
2012-2013 UNCG Junior Research Excellence Award.
2007-2008 UNCG College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence Award.

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