Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer in Applied Ecology



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Southwood, 2-04Silwood ParkSilwood 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.



Smith TP, Flaxman S, Gallinat AS, et al., 2021, Temperature and population density influence SARS-CoV-2 transmission in the absence of nonpharmaceutical interventions., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Vol:118

Smith TP, Dorigatti I, Mishra S, et al., 2021, Environmental drivers of SARS-CoV-2 lineage B.1.1.7 transmission intensity

Weglarz KM, Saunders WC, Van Wagenen A, et al., 2021, Phylogenetic diversity efficiently and accurately prioritizes conservation of aquatic macroinvertebrate communities, Ecosphere, Vol:12, ISSN:2150-8925

Koontz A, Brandt B, Dyreson C, et al., 2020, SymbiotaR2: An R Package for Accessing Symbiota2 Data, Journal of Open Source Software, Vol:5, Pages:2917-2917

Atwood TB, Valentine SA, Hammill E, et al., 2020, Herbivores at the highest risk of extinction among mammals, birds, and reptiles, Science Advances, Vol:6, ISSN:2375-2548, Pages:eabb8458-eabb8458

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