Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Reader in Conservation Ecology



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Grants (selected)

2019-   ARBOLES: “A trait-based Understanding of LATAM Forest Biodiversity and Resilience”. Funded by NERC, FAPESP, CONICET – Argentina, CONICYT-Chile and CONCYTEC-Peru.

2014 - 2018    ECOFOR: “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in degraded and recovering Amazonian and Atlantic Forests”. Funded by NERC and FAPESP .

2015 -2018   “Human-Modified Tropical Forest Programme Management”. Funded by NERC.

2014 - 2015    “Ecosystem multifunctionality under environmental change”. Funded by FAPESP and Imperial College London, through Global Engagements Fund.  

2014    “Understanding the role of hedgerows in landscape-scale processes”. Funded by NERC through Impact Acceleration workshop series.

2014 -2015   “Continuous monitoring of rainforest biodiversity via acoustic signal processing”. Funded by NERC.

2014    "Internet radio for crowd-sourced rainforest biodiversity monitoring”. NERC Impact Award.

Research Student Supervision

Harrison,M, The role of vertebrates on ecosystem functioning under climate and habitat change

Hatfield,J, Biodiversity and functionality in tropical ecosystems

Mandai,C, Importância dos processos ecológicos na criação e manutenção da biodiversidade: um estudo com simulações computacionais

Parra,E, The effects of habitat loss and degradation on epiphytes