Paula Federico | Capital University


  • Paula Federico, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor

    Paula Federico

    Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics
    Battelle Hall
    Room 116

    (614) 236-6393

    • Biography

      Paula Federico is originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina and came to the U.S. in 2001 to pursue her Ph. D. She joined the faculty of the Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Physics at Capital University in 2009. 

      Previously, Paula was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Tennessee Knoxville and the Mathematical Biosciences Institute at The Ohio State University. Her research interests are in the area of mathematical and computational ecology with applications to population dynamics, management and conservation of natural resources, epidemic/epizootic dynamics, and movement behavior. 
      Paula explains, "It is my goal to help students learn to think clearly, logically, and analytically; to understand the essence of the deductive method and mathematical proof. Mathematics is a required discipline for many students; it is my responsibility to help them understand the importance of mathematics in everyday life, arts, science, and technology. Applications aside, I want to help my students, especially math majors, to see the beauty in mathematics." 

    • Teaches

      Calculus I
      Calculus III
      Differential Equations
      Introduction to Computational Sciences
      Linear Algebra

    • Degrees

      Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ph. D
      University of Tennessee

      Applied Statistics, Graduate Certificate
      University of Tennessee

      Mathematics, B. Sc.
      Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

    • Publications


      • Titler, M., Maquivar, M.G., Bas, S., Rajala-Schultz, P.J., Gordon, E., McCullough, K., Federico, P., Schuenemann, G.M. (2015) Prediction of parturition in Holstein dairy cattle using electronic data loggers. Journal of Dairy Science 98 (8): 5304–5312. 
      • Federico, P., Lenhart, S., Gross, L, and Ryan, D. (2013) Optimal Control in Individual Based Models: Implications from Aggregated Methods. American Naturalist 181(1):64-77
      • Galvao, K. Federico, P., Schuenemann, G. and DeVries, A. (2012) Economic comparison of reproductive programs for dairy herds using estrus detection, timed artificial insemination, or a combination. Journal of Dairy Science, 96 (4): 2681-2693
      • McCracken, G. F., Westbrook, J. K., Brown, V. A., Eldridge, M., Federico, P., and Kunz, T. H. (2012) Bats Track and Exploits Changes in Insect Pest Populations. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43839
      • Hallam, T.G, and Federico, P. (2011) The Panzootic White-nose Syndrome: An Environmentally Constrained Disease? Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 59(3).
      • Hallam, T.G., Raghavan, A. Kolli, H., Dimitrov, D.T., Federico, P., Qi, H. McCracken, G.F., Betke, M., Westbrook, J.K., Kennard, K., and Kunz, T. H. (2010) Dense and sparse aggregations in complex motion: video coupled with simulation modeling. Ecological Complexity 7: 69-75.
      • Federico, P., Dimitrov, D., McCracken, G. F. (2008) Bat Population Dynamics: Multi-level Model Based on Individuals’ Energetics. Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering Journal 5(4): 743-756.
      • Federico,P., Hallam, T.G. , McCracken, G.F. , Purucker, S.T. , Grant, W.E. , Correa Sandoval, A. N., Westbrook, J.K., Medellín, R.A. Cleveland, C.J. , Sansone, C.G., López Jr., J.D., Betke, M., Moreno-Valdez, A., Kunz, T.H. (2008) Brazilian Free-tailed Bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) as Insect Pest Regulators in Transgenic and Conventional Cotton Crops. Ecological Applications 18(4): 826-838.
      • Hallam, T.G., Raghavan A., Dimitrov, D.T., Federico, P., and Qi, H. (2006) Technology and Simulation of Bat Population Dynamics. Proceedings of Environmental Modelling and Simulation (H. Tian, Editor), pp. 113-117, ACTA Press.
      • Cleveland,C., Betke, M., Federico, P., Frank, J.D., Hallam, T.G., Horn, J., Lopez, J.D., McCracken, G.F., Medellin, R.A., Moreno-Valdez, A., Sansone, C.G., Westbrook, J.K., Kunz, T. H. (2006) Economic value of the pest control service provided by Brazilian free-tailed bats in south –central Texas. Front. Ecol. Environ 4(5):238-243.
      • Federico, P. and Canziani, G. (2005) Modeling the population of Capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris): A first step towards a management plan. Ecological Modelling 186:111-121, Special issue on Wetlands in Mercosur. 
      • Federico, P. and Lenhart, S. (2004) Book Review: The mathematics of marriage: dynamic linear models by John M. Gottman, James D. Murray, Catherine C. Swanson, Rebecca Tyson, and Kristin R. Swanson, 2002. Bradford Book, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 66(5):1459-1461.
      • Ruiz Moreno, D., Federico, P., Canziani, G.A. (2002) Population Dynamics Models Based on Cellular Automata that includes Habitat Quality Indices defined through Remote Sensing. The 29th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment.
      • Ruiz Moreno, D., Federico, P., Canziani, G.A. (2001) AC: Simulación Espacial de la Dinámica de una Población sujeta a Perturbaciones. Anales de la IX RPIC, Trabajos Presentados, Volumen 1: 240-245.
      • Federico, P., and Canziani, G.A. (2000) Population Dynamics trough metapopulation models: When do cyclic patterns appear? Tendencias en Matematica Aplicada e Computacional 1, No. 2:85-99 ISBN: 85-86883-02-06