I take a broad, systems approach to forest ecology. My research goal is to understand how forest ecosystems work in their entirety and how the ecological processes that underpin these ecosystems are altered by human actions. Historically, this has been an empirical enterprise and has centred on the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project in Sabah, Malaysia, which I established in 2010. More recently, we have been moving towards process-based modelling of tropical forest ecosystems. An over-arching goal is to tie together these models to generate a Virtual Rainforest: a general ecosystem model replicating all of the key physical and biotic components of a rainforest.
et al., 2021, The impact of logging on vertical canopy structure across a gradient of tropical forest degradation intensity in Borneo, Journal of Applied Ecology, ISSN:0021-8901
et al., 2021, Fine root dynamics across pantropical rainforest ecosystems, Global Change Biology, Vol:27, ISSN:1354-1013, Pages:3657-3680
Ewers RM, Nathan SKSS, Lee PAK, 2021, African swine fever ravaging Borneo's wild pigs, Nature, Vol:593, ISSN:0028-0836, Pages:37-37
et al., 2021, Localised climate change defines ant communities in human-modified tropical landscapes, Functional Ecology, Vol:35, ISSN:0269-8463, Pages:1094-1108
et al., 2021, Recovery of logged forest fragments in a human-modified tropical landscape during the 2015-16 El Nino, Nature Communications, Vol:12, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-11