I work on the nature-positive tools needed to measure biodiversity footprints and plot a path towards worldwide ecological recovery. This involves collaborating with organisations to quantify their environmental and biodiversity impacts and identify how these could be mitigated through institutional change and conservation action.
My research involves the development and application of environmental and climate models to report the impacts (positive or negative) of different land managements and greenhouse gas emission pathways. As part of the Nature-based Solutions Initiative, I am particularly interested in linking carbon removal interventions with improved indicators of biodiversity and ecological functioning.
My DPhil research concerns the application of artificial intelligence to forest management within England’s Public Forest Estate.
I aim to identify the configuration of management decisions that optimises the capacity of woodlands to prevent floods and improve human health and well-being.
I am an entomologist, community ecologist and conservation biologist studying the processes that maintain, structure and threaten biodiversity in a range of terrestrial ecosystems. Areas of current research areas include approaches to reconcile human land-use with biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the UK and in the tropics; the structure and dynamics of insect food webs and their responses to perturbations; the role of plant pathogens and insect herbivores in structuring and maintaining the high diversity of rainforest plants; and the impact of climate change on interspecific interactions and associated ecosystem functions and services. For further information, please visit the Community Ecology research group web pages.
My research is focused on the use of fossils and modern datasets, models and innovative technologies to determine the diversity, distribution and abundance of plants and animals across global landscapes in space and time. This evidence-base is then used to understand biodiversity baselines, the resilience of biological communities to external shocks, the relationship between biodiversity and human health, and the distribution of natural capital assets across global landscapes that are important for human well-being.