Migration, climate change, ecosystem services, poverty, place attachment, subjective well-being, social-ecological systems, resilience thinking,
Emergency planning and management; resilience; recovery and reconstruction
Environmental carcinogenesis, molecular toxicology, environmental pollution, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, in vitro model systems, microplastics
Aquatic ecology and palaeoecology; Diatom taxonomy and applications; Impacts of eutrophication on standing fresh waters over a range of time scales; The use of the lake sediment record to assess environmental change, reference conditions and restoration targets.
Application of science to lake management and conservation, particularly the EU Water Framework Directive.
Pattern and process in invasions by alien species
Quaternary palaeoenvironments and river systems in Britain and Iraq, radiocarbon and OSL dating, landscape evolution modelling
I’m interested in questions at the interface of macroecology and macroevolution, particularly questions we can ask using data from museum specimens. My group works on lots of different questions and taxa. Current projects include the evolution of echocolation using living and fossil cetaceans, field metabolic rate and climate change in fishes, the evolution of body shapes in snakes, using specimen locality data to improve conservation assessments across vertebrates, convergent evolution in several groups of mammals, and methodological questions about how to best measure disparity, and how to incorporate information from fossil and living species. Happy to discuss project ideas!