I am also interested in investigating emergent phenomena and critical, collective dynamics in large interacting ecosystems through methods and concepts rooted in statistical physics.
During the last (almost) five years, I have extensively been working on two benchmarks in theoretical ecology:
i) a reformulation of MacArthur's model;
ii) the random Lotka-Volterra model, both with competitive and intra-specific cooperative interactions.
More details in Refs. , ,  ,.
In 2022, I also wrote a short review on disordered system methods applied to ecology as a Special Issue of "Spin Glass Theory and Far Beyond - 40 Years later".
See Ref. .