Research Themes

Temporal and spatial change in biodiversity
We study biodiversity to quantify and identify drivers of global change. We undertake studies at local and global scales, and focus on long term trends as well as short-term fluctuations. Our study systems range from fish in Trinidad to farms in Fife. We are interested in the following topics:

  • agroecology
  • biodiversity measurement
  • diversity scaling
  • drivers of biodiversity change in the Anthropocene
  • evolution of behaviour
  • functional diversity
  • invasive species
  • life histories
  • niche construction
  • macroecology
  • spatial and temporal ecology
  • succession

farms in fife

forestry in the UK

coral reefs

forests in trinidad

fish and invertebrates birds on Fair Isle
tundra vegetation plants in Brazil

frogs in Brazil

fish in Scotland

guppies in St Andrews! reef fish

everything, everywhere! (BioTIME)

Our research informs conservation policy at national and international scales.