Imperial College London

DrRobertEwers

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Reader in Ecology
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2223r.ewers

 
 
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Location

 

1.4Centre for Population BiologySilwood Park

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Summary

 

Summary

I work on spatial patterns of forest and the biodiversity contained within those forests.  Work involves investigating and trying to predict patterns of forest cover from local through to global scales, sampling of taxa within selected landscapes located in both temperate and tropical parts of the world, and manipulative experiments in both the field and lab.  Most of the work uses invertebrates as a model system, with a focus on beetles.

A large recent initiative is the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project.  This is one of the world's largest ecological experiments, taking advantage of a planned conversion of forest to oil palm in Borneo to experimentally design a landscape.  

Also, see more details about the activities of my research group on the Forest Ecology and Conservation Group website.

Publications

Wearn OR, Carbone C, Rowcliffe JM, et al., 2016, Grain-dependent responses of mammalian diversity to land use and the implications for conservation set-aside, Ecological Applications, Vol:26, ISSN:1051-0761, Pages:1409-1420

Bradley AV, Rosa IMD, Pontius RG, et al., 2016, SimiVal, a multi-criteria map comparison tool for land-change model projections, Environmental Modelling & Software, Vol:82, ISSN:1364-8152, Pages:229-240

Pfeifer M, Kor L, Nilus R, et al., 2016, Mapping the structure of Borneo's tropical forests across a degradation gradient, Remote Sensing of Environment, Vol:176, ISSN:0034-4257, Pages:84-97

Loveridge R, Wearn OR, Vieira M, et al., 2016, Movement Behavior of Native and Invasive Small Mammals Shows Logging May Facilitate Invasion in a Tropical Rain Forest, Biotropica, Vol:48, ISSN:0006-3606, Pages:373-380

Brant HL, Ewers RM, Vythilingam I, et al., 2016, Vertical stratification of adult mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) within a tropical rainforest in Sabah, Malaysia, Malaria Journal, Vol:15, ISSN:1475-2875

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