David Murrell

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Genetics, Evolution and Environment

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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

Exemplar Projects

David Murrell currently has the following exemplar projects advertised:

Phd Students

David Murrell supervises the following DTP students:

Emily Jordan
Biodiversity, Ecology and. . .

2021 (Cohort 8)

Tatsiana Barychka
UCL | Microsoft . . .
Biodiversity and Ecology

2014 (Cohort 1)

Christopher Doble
Biodiversity and Ecology

2015 (Cohort 2)

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