Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Reader in Evolutionary Ecology



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1.5Centre for Population BiologySilwood Park





We use species evolutionary history to better understand and predict their present-day ecology. Our lab develops new statistical and computational tools to answer fundamental questions about the origins and future of biodiversity. To find out more about our research, please visit our website.



Pearse WD, Stemkovski M, Lee BR, et al., 2023, Consistent, linear phenological shifts across a century of observations in South Korea., New Phytol, Vol:239, Pages:824-829

Arce A, Cantwell-Jones A, Tansley M, et al., 2023, Signatures of increasing environmental stress in bumblebee wings over the past century: Insights from museum specimens, Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol:92, ISSN:0021-8790, Pages:297-309

Simpson EG, Fraser I, Woolf H, et al., 2022, Variation in near-surface soil temperature drives plant assemblage insurance potential

Keller A, Ankenbrand MJ, Bruelheide H, et al., 2022, Ten (mostly) simple rules to future-proof trait data in ecological and evolutionary sciences, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, ISSN:2041-210X

Stemkovski M, Bell JR, Ellwood ER, et al., 2022, Disorder or a new order: How climate change affects phenological variability, Ecology, Vol:104, ISSN:0012-9658

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