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Research Fellows Profile
Dr Anne Kandler
AHRC CECD, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

31-34 Gordon Square
Fax: +44 (0)20 7383 2572

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Research and Teaching interests
Mathematical modelling of cultural evolution via diffusion processes
Educational Background
Diploma in applied mathematics - TU Chemnitz
Ph.D. in applied mathematics (stochastics) - TU Chemnitz

Associated AHRC CECD Projects (Phase 2):
Project A001
Population size and structure as determinants of behavioural diversity and innovation rate
Project C004
Continuum models of spatial innovation diffusion: empirical variation in rates of spread
Project C009
Tools for numerical modelling of spatial diffusion
Project A010
Demographic models of language shift

Associated Publications - AHRC CECD - phase 2:
Anne Kandler and James Steele (eds) (in press 2011).
Cultural Evolution in Spatially Structured Populations.Advances in Complex Systems. World Scientific Publishing.
C. Glatz, A. Kandler and J. Steele (2011).
Pottery production in the Hittite capital: Cultural selection and drift in the bowl repertoire.E. Cochrane & A. Gardner. Evolutionary and Interpretive Archaeologies: a discussion. Left Coast Press.
A. Kandler, R. Unger and J. Steele (2010).
Language shift, bilingualism and the future of Britain's Celtic languages.Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. Vol 365. 3855-3864 .
Steele, J. and Kandler, A (2010).
Language trees ≠ gene trees.Theory in Biosciences. Vol 129. 223-233.
Steele, J., Glatz, C. and Kandler, A (2010).
Ceramic diversity, random copying, and tests for selectivity in ceramic production.Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol 37. 1348-1358.
W. Hoppitt, A. Kandler , J.R. Kendal and K.N. Laland (2010).
The effect of task structure on diffusion dynamics: Implications for diffusion curve and network-based analyses.Learning & Behavior. Vol 38(3). 243-251.
Kandler, A. and Laland, K.N (2009).
An investigation of the relationship between innovation and cultural diversity.Theoretical Population Biology. Vol 76. 59-67.
Kandler, A. and Steele, J (2009).
Innovation diffusion in time and space: effects of social information and of income inequality.Diffusion Fundamentals. Vol 11[3]. 1-17.
Kandler, A (2009).
Demography and language competition.Human Biology. Vol 81(2). 181-210.
Kandler, A and J. Steele (2009).
Social Learning, Economic Inequality and Innovation Diffusion.M .J. O'Brien & S.J. Shennan (eds.). Innovation in Cultural Systems: Contributions from Evolutionary Anthropology. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. 193-214.
A. Kandler and J. Steele (2008).
A reaction-diffusion approach to modelling language competition. A. D. M. Smith, K. Smith and R. Ferrer i Cancho . Evolang 2008. The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference (EVOLANG7). Singapore: World Scientific Press. 447-448.
Kandler, A. and J. Steele (2008).
Ecological models of language competition.Biological Theory. Vol 3. 164-173.
Kandler, A (2008).
Randanfangswertprobleme mit zufälligen Anfangs- und Randbedingungen: Ein Vergleich verschiedener Lösungstechniken.VDM Verlag.
A. Kandler and J. Steele (2007).
Reaction-Diffusion Models of Language Competition.Emergence of Social Behaviour workshop. Proceedings 9th European Conference on Artificial Life. Lisbon, Portugal. September 10-14, 2007.
A. Kandler and J. Steele (2007).
Innovation diffusion in time and space: social learning and threshold heterogeneity models.European Conference on Complex Systems. Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems. Dresden, Germany, October 1-5, 2007.