My research interests in ecology include pollination ecology, invasion ecology, agro-ecology, biological control, urban ecology and restoration ecology. A theme that runs through many of my projects is the use of ecological networks to as a tool to answer a variety of environmental questions. For example does restoration ecology restore ecological function, are ecosystem services affected by farming approach and how do aliens integrate into ecological networks? I work as both a pure and an applied ecologist and I am particularly keen on working at the interface between the two disciplines. A wide variety of techniques are used by my research group, from field observation to field experiment, from theory to molecular approaches.
My recent publications can be found on my personal web page.
Dr Mathilde Baude: Linking agriculture and land use change to pollinator populations
Dr Daniel Montoya: (Research Fellow): Developing a theoretical basis for restoration ecology
Rachel Gibson (PhD student): Plant-flower visitor networks and crop pollination
Karen Varnham (PhD student, co-supervisor Dr Stuart Bearhop & Soggy Roy): Impact of alien hedgehogs on Hebridean Islands
Beth Atkinson (PhD student, co-supervisor Dr Sallie Bailey, Forestry Commission): Restoration of woodlands
Sergio Timoteo (PhD student, co-supervisor Dr Jaime Ramos, University of Coimbra): Seed dispersal networks in cork oak forest
Katy Orford (PhD student, co-supervisor Dr Phil Murray, North Wyke Research): Engineering biodiversity – restoration of pollinators in pastoral habitats
Naomi Dalton (PhD student, co-superviser Dr Mark Steer, Somerset Wildlife Trust). The restoration of ecological function
Carine Emer (PhD student): The effect of invasive species on ecological networks
Michelle Yates (PhD student, lead supervisor Dr Nigel Andrews)
Gone but not forgotten: past lab members