Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Reader in Conservation Ecology



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2.2MunroSilwood Park





I investigate how communities are structured in fragmented landscapes of tropical regions. Current research addresses the following questions:

  • how biogeographical factors influence local species responses to habitat transformation
  • how local species extinction disrupts ecosystem functioning
  • thresholds and decline of biodiversity and ecosystem functioning across tropical regions

For more information on the current group and research please check the CALE Lab group website.


This is our group (2019), if you want to join us, please send me an email

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Academic History

  • Ph.D. (Ecology). 2009. Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
  • M.Sc. (Tropical Ecology). 2004. Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia, Brazil
  • B.Sc. (Biology). 2002. Universidade Federal de São Carlos, Brazil

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Banks-Leite C, Betts MG, Ewers RM, et al., 2022, The macroecology of landscape ecology, Trends in Ecology & Evolution, Vol:37, ISSN:0169-5347

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