Our researchers come together from Departments across Imperial College London, including Life Sciences, the Centre for Environmental Policy  the School of Public HealthCivil and Environmental Engineering  and the Grantham Institute for Climate Change Research. We also have Associate Members who are our key collaborators from around the world.

Silwood Park Campus is home to the Department of Life Sciences Evolutionary Biology Theme, the Ecosystems & the Environment Theme and Grand Challenges in Ecosystems & the Environment Initiative.

Deputy Head of Life Sciences (Silwood Park): Prof. Tim Barraclough

NameTitleResearch topicsPhoto
Professor Tim Barraclough  Professor of Evolutionary Biology  Biodiversity, evolution and community dynamics Barraclough
Professor Austin Burt  Professor of Evolutionary Genetics  Population genetic engineering and malaria vectors Burt
Professor Jon Lloyd Professor in Global Ecosystems Function  Controls on ecosystem carbon fluxes Lloyd
Professor Colin Prentice  AXA Chair in Biosphere and Climate Impacts  Biosphere and atmosphere interactions, climate dynamics   Prentice
Professor Vincent Savolainen Professor of Organismic Biology  Biodiversity genomics Savolainen
Professor Alfried Vogler Professor of Molecular Systematics   Alfried Vogler
Professor Guy Woodward Professor of Ecology  Quantifying the impacts of stressors (climate change, acidification, eutrophication, species invasions and habitat alteration) on the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems Woodward

Dr Arkhat Abzhanov

Reader in Evolution and Developmental Genetics     Arkhat Abzhanov
Dr Cristina Banks-Leite Lecturer  Community & landscape ecology Banks-Leite
Dr Tom Bell  Senior Lecturer  Ecology and evolution of microbial communities Bell
Dr Martin Bidartondo Reader in Molecular Ecology     Martin Bidartondo
Dr Martin Brazeau Lecturer  Evolution of modern vertebrate anatomy Brazeau
Dr Lauren Cator  Lecturer  Behavioural ecology of disease vectors Cator
Dr Rob Ewers Reader in Ecology  Deforestation and field experiments Ewers
Dr Richard Gill Lecturer   Social insects gill
Dr Jason Hodgson Lecturer   Human and primate evolutionary genetics Hodgson
Dr Andrew Knight Senior Lecturer   Knight
Dr Morena Mills Senior Lecturer Systematic conservation planning Morena Mills
Dr Samraat Pawar Lecturer  Systems biology and theoretical ecology Pawar

Dr Simon Pooley

Lecturer  History of the conservation of crocodilians in southern Africa, India, Australia and southern USA and conservation science Simon Pooley
Dr Julia Schroeder Lecturer   Julia Schroeder
Dr Joseph Tobias Senior Lecturer in Biodiversity   Joe Tobias
Dr Mike Tristem  Reader in Evolutionary Virology  Viral evolution Tristem
ReadersAcademic staff Silwood Campus
Affiliated Faculty
NameTitleResearch topicsPhoto
Professor Ben Halpern Professor in Marine Conservation (Associate with University of California, Santa Barbara) Spatial population dynamics, trophic interactions in community ecology and conservation planning Halpern
Professor Walter Jetz Senior Scientist (Associate with Yale University) Integrative global biodiversity science, biogeography, conservation and community ecology Jetz
Professor James H Jones Senior Scientist (Associate with Stanford University) Biological anthropologist with research interests in human ecology, demography and life history theory, and the ecology and evolutionary biology of infectious disease  Jones
Professor Ian Owens  Research Investigator (Associate with Natural History Museum London) Research Investigator (Associate with Natural History Museum London) Owens
Professor Andy Purvis Research Investigator (Associate with Natural History Museum London) Biodiversity and extinction   Andy Purvis
Professor Carsten Rahbek  
Professor in Macroecology (Associate with University of Copenhagen)
Patterns of species distribution, species range sizes, species assemblages, species richness and what determines such patterns Rahbeck
Professor Jason Tylianakis Professor in Ecology and Biodiversity (Associate with University of Canterbury, New Zealand) How the architecture of interaction networks (such as food webs or pollination networks) comes to exist, and how it responds to environmental drivers Tylianakis
Professor Denis Wright  Professor of Insecticide resistance & sustainable pest management  Sustainable pest management Wright
Academic staff Silwood Campus
NameTitleResearch topicsPhoto
Dr Magda Charalambous  Senior Teaching Fellow Sexual selection and population differentiation in insects Charalambous
Dr Matteo Fumagalli Human Frontier Science Program Fellow  Population genetics  Matteo Fumagalli
Dr Vassiliki Koufopanou  Research Fellow Microbial genetics and evolution Koufapanou
Dr Eoin O'Gorman NERC Fellow     Eoin O'Gorman
Dr David Orme  Research Fellow Biodiversity and climate change Orme
Dr James Rosindell NERC Fellow Theoretical ecology and evolution Rossindell
Dr Oliver Windram NERC Fellow Generation and interpretation of large scale omics data using network modeling techniqes, systems biology Windram
Academic staff Silwood Campus
Honorary staff
NameTitleResearch topicsPhoto
Professor Miguel Araujo Visiting Professor Biogeography, conservation planning, global change biology, and macroecology Araujo
Professor John Beddington CMG, FRS Honorary Principal Research Fellow    
Dr Colin Clubbe Honorary Research Fellow    
Professor Mick Crawley FRS  Emeritus Professor Ecological field experiments and theory Crawley
Professor Charles Godfray FRS Honorary Principal Research Fellow    
Professor Michael P Hassell CBE FRS Honorary Principal Research Fellow    
Professor Russ Lande FRS Emeritus Professor  Evolutionary and ecological theory, and conservation  Russ Lande
Professor E J Milner-Gulland  Visiting Professor Conservation science, ecosystem services Milner-Guilland
Professor Hugh Possingham  Visiting Professor  Pure and applied population ecology Hugh Possingham
Dr Michael Themis Honorary Lecturer     Michael Themis
Academic staff Silwood Campus