Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Research Associate



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Unit CSilwood ParkSilwood Park





I am a microbial evolutionary ecologist, broadly interested in how organisms (particularly microbes) adapt and respond to changing environmental conditions.



Smith T, Mombrikotb S, Ransome E, et al., 2022, Latent functional diversity may accelerate microbial community responses to temperature fluctuations, Elife, Vol:11, ISSN:2050-084X, Pages:1-22

Smith T, Stemkovski M, Koontz A, et al., 2022, AREAdata: a worldwide climate dataset averaged across spatial units at different scales through time, Data in Brief, Vol:43, ISSN:2352-3409

Lechon-Alonso P, Clegg T, Cook J, et al., 2021, The role of competition versus cooperation in microbial community coalescence, Plos Computational Biology, Vol:17, ISSN:1553-734X

Smith TP, Clegg T, Bell T, et al., 2021, Systematic variation in the temperature dependence of bacterial carbon use efficiency, Ecology Letters, Vol:24, ISSN:1461-023X, Pages:2123-2133

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