Academics Directory


Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel
Statistical Science, UCL
Earth Sciences, UCL

digital health, outbreak prediction and response, global health, data science, AI, serious games, mobile interventions

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
School of Biological Sciences, RHUL

Evolutionary Ecology, Conservation, Behaviour, Social insects, Bees, Pollination

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL
Comparative Plant and Fungal Biology, KEW

My own research is focused on genomic characters such as genome size, chromosome organization, and DNA repeats (see project: Uncovering the genomic diversity of plants) to (i) understand the origin, evolution and biological significance of the immense diversity of genomic characters across land plants, and (ii) determine how these characters impact at the whole plant level to influence how, when, and where plants grow and respond to global change.

Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ
School of Biological Sciences, RHUL

seed dispersal dimorphism; smoke and fire as germination cues; environmental-friendly technologies to improve seed quality crop and wild species; environmental-friendly weed management tools; beneficial microbes in seed technology

Geography, UCL
Geography, UCL
School of Geography, QMUL
Earth Sciences, UCL

Ocean biogeochemistry, Trace metals, Isotope geochemistry, Nutrients, Contaminants

Earth Sciences, UCL

Volcanology; Volcanic gases, Volatile Geochemistry; Volcanic hazard assessment; UAS; Drones

Electronic and Electrical Engineering, UCL
Blizard Institute, QMUL
Department of Earth Sciences, RHUL
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Anthropology, UCL

Human behavioural ecology, cultural evolution, China,
Evolution of reproductive scheduling and menopause, kinship and marriage systems, evolution of cultural norms, including religion and witchcraft beliefs.

Geography, UCL

I work mainly on assessing human and climatic impacts on some of the world’s most important freshwater ecosystems, including Lake Baikal and the Aral Sea in central Asia, and the Okavango Delta in southern Africa. Key to much of this work is the use biological organisms and stable isotopes to reconstruct past environments.

Earth Sciences Department, NHM
Department of Geography, KCL
Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Department of Earth Sciences, RHUL
Earth Sciences, UCL
Statistical Science, UCL
Geography, UCL

Air pollution, Climate Change, Atmospheric Composition

Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL

predictive toxicology, pharmaceuticals in the environment, fish physiology, comparative pharmacology, computational biology

Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL

genome evolution, genome architecture, animal phylogenetics, hypervariable species

Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel
Archaeology, UCL
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL

evolutionary biology, comparative developmental biology, comparative evolutionary genomics, epigenomics, invertebrate zoology, annelids

Department of Geography, RHUL
Anthropology, UCL
Geography, UCL
Department of Earth Sciences, RHUL
Department of Geography, RHUL
Mathematics, UCL
Security and Crime Science, UCL
Earth Sciences, UCL
Earth Sciences Department, NHM

Micropalaeontology
Recent Foraminifera
Ordovician-Devonian conodonts and ostracods

Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel

Mass spectrometry, metabolomics, lipidomics, machine learning, toxicokinetics

Institute for Sustainable Resources, UCL
Department of Geography, KCL
Department of Geography, RHUL
Department of Geography, KCL
Earth Sciences, UCL
Physics and Astronomy, UCL
Forensic Sciences, UCL
Department of Earth Sciences, RHUL
School of Biological Sciences, RHUL
Division of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Sciences, KCL
Space and Climate Physics, UCL
Department of Geography, KCL
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL

My research activity concentrates on understanding the key biological processes that maintain biodiversity. In other words, what acts as the glue to hold ecosystems together? I am particularly interested in the factors that determine species abundance in space and time. There is a particular emphasis on diverse plant communities such as tropical forests, but group member have also studied bacteria, protist and vertebrate communities.

Topic keywords:
theoretical ecology; evolutionary ecology; coexistence; spatial patterns; spatial statistics; competition; predation; community ecology; functional diversity;

Taxonomic groups of interest:
Annual plant communities
Tropical plant communities
Lichen ecology of London

Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Statistical Science, UCL
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, QMUL
Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ
Department of Earth Sciences, RHUL
Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ
Life Sciences Department, NHM
Statistical Science, UCL
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Life Sciences Department, NHM
Department of Geography, RHUL
Institute of Environment, Health and Societies, Brunel
Earth Sciences, UCL
Life Sciences Department, NHM
School of Biological Sciences, RHUL
Archaeology, UCL
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Life Sciences Department, NHM
Earth Sciences Department, NHM

My research focuses on the investigation time-scales of magmatic processes and pre-eruptive magma degassing conditions at active volcanoes, magmatic processes at subduction zones, lithosphere evolution and relationships between magmatism and tectonics. I approach these problems using geochemical analysis and micro-analytical techniques.

Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ
Earth Sciences, UCL
Anthropology, UCL
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL

Biodiversity, invasive species, climate change, speciation, biogeography, macroevolution, conservation

Behavioural and Population Ecology Theme, IOZ

My research focusses on the behavioural ecology of migratory fish. I work principally on European eel and brown trout / sea trout, employing acoustic telemetry and sonar technologies in field environments to improve our understanding of fish behaviour. I am particularly interested in the responses of diadromous fish to environmental stimuli (e.g. hydrodynamics, acoustics) and how these can be used to develop more effective fish guidance and passage technologies.
I conduct applied research and have a strong interest in translating findings into real world management applications. Broadly, my work is directed towards developing robust and practical solutions to mitigate for the impacts of anthropogenic structures (e.g. weirs, dams, water pumps and hydropower) on fish populations and facilitate the free movement of migratory fish. I work closely with partners at University College London, relevant public bodies (Environment Agency, Cefas), industry (water and power) and environmental NGOs (Wild Trout Trust, The Rivers Trusts, Atlantic Salmon Trust, Wildlife Trusts).

Earth Sciences, UCL
Physics and Astronomy, UCL
Division of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, UCL Eastman Dental Institute, UCL

Molecular imprinting, drug delivery, diagnostics, environmental monitoring, biosensors, polymers, nanomaterials

Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
Department of Geography, BBK

Human-wildlife conflict and coexistence; history of conservation science; crocodilians; wildfire in Africa, and Mediterranean-type ecosystems; bioinvasions, rewilding.

Cell & Developmental Biology, UCL
School of Biological Sciences, RHUL
Psychology, Brunel
Chemistry, UCL
Life Sciences Department, NHM
Life Sciences Department, NHM
Space and Climate Physics, UCL
Earth Sciences Department, NHM

Echinoderms, deuterostomes, Cambrian explosion, Ediacara biota, evolution, palaeobiology, digital morphology, computational functional analysis

Experimental Psychology, UCL
Biodiversity and Macroecology Theme, IOZ
Genetics, Evolution and Environment, UCL
School of Biological Sciences, RHUL

Phenotypic plasticity, life-history evolution, mate choice, ecological speciation, sexual selection, natural selection, behavioural ecology, livebearing fishes (Poeciliidae), stick insects, mammals

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