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Open to PhD applications from those having at least a 2.1 degree (or equivalent) in a strongly mathematically based subject, who are interested in using information, cybernetic or network theory to advance our understanding of life as a phenomenon: please read my publications for clarification and inspiration.


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The website http://www.whatlifeis.info provides a thorough and interesting introduction to the work I am conducting on the fundamental question of what life is, how it got to be the way it is and ultimately what this means for us. 

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Research Output

  • 49 Article
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Editorial

Microbial lag phase can be indicative of, or independent from, cellular stress

Hamill, P. G., Stevenson, A., McMullan, P. E., Williams, J. P., Lewis, A. D. R., S, S., Stevenson, K. E., Farnsworth, K. D., Khroustalyova, G., Takemoto, J. Y., Quinn, J. P., Rapoport, A. & Hallsworth, J. E., 03 Apr 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, p. 5948

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    3 Downloads (Pure)

    On the RIP: using Relative Impact Potential to assess the ecological impacts of invasive alien species

    Dickey, J., Cuthbert, R., South, J., Britton, J. R., Caffrey, J., Chang, X., Crane, K., Coughlan, N., Fadaei, E., Farnsworth, K., Ismar-Rebitz, S., Julius, M., Laverty, C., Lucy, F. E., MacIsaac, H. J., McCard, M., McGlade, C., Reid, N., Ricciardi, A., Wasserman, R. J. & 2 others, Weyl, O. L. F. & Dick, J. T. A., 03 Apr 2020, In : NeoBiota.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 71 Downloads (Pure)

    Evaluating management options for two fisheries that conflict through predator–prey interactions of target species

    Fitzgerald, C. J., Shephard, S., McLoone, P., Kelly, F. & Farnsworth, K. D., 15 Oct 2019, In : Ecological Modelling. 410, 20 p., 108740.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Citizen petition Sexual side effects of SSRIs and SNRIs

    Bahrick, A. S., Ben-Sheetrit, J., Csoka, A. B., Danborg, P. B., Farnsworth, K. D., Goldmeier, D., Goldstein, I., Gøtzsche, P. C., Healy, D., Hellstrom, W. J. G., Kumar, M. T., Le Noury, J., Mangin, D., Al Shaban Rodríguez, O. W. M. A., Panicker, J. N., Pink, L., Schweitzer, D. H., Shipko, S., Simonsen, A. L., Stinson, R. D. & 2 others, Vašečková, B. & Weizman, A., 01 Jan 2018, In : International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine. 29, 3-4, p. 135-147 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    6 Citations (Scopus)
    85 Downloads (Pure)

    How Organisms Gained Causal Independence and How It Might Be Quantified

    Farnsworth, K. D., 29 Jun 2018, In : Biology. 7, 3, 29 p., 7030038.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    328 Downloads (Pure)


    Press / Media

    Organisms (uniquely) do it for themselves

    Keith Farnsworth


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities