KCL ECS Headshots Nov 2018 at the  on the 05/11/2018. Photo: David TettCurrent positions

– Reader in Ecology, Department of Geography, King’s College London, UK

– Honorary Fellow, School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Australia

– Elected staff member of KCL Academic Board

– Deputy Chair of Undergraduate Examinations, KCL Geography

– Deputy Chair of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, KCL Geography

– Editor for Conservation Letters (IF 7.4, 2/59 Biodiversity Conservation)

– Associate Editor for Journal of Ecology (IF 5.7, 12/228 Plant Sciences, 16/164 Ecology)

– Editorial Board of BES Ecological Reviews book series

– Programming Group for BES Ecology Live online seminar series

– Member of British Ecological Society’s Publications Committee


  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Southampton, UK
  • PhD (Ecology), University of Melbourne, Australia (supervised by Barbara Downes)
  • BA, BSc (Hons) (Ecology, Geography, Politics), Monash University, Australia

Previous positions

2016-2020: Editor for Neobiota

2018-2019: Visiting Academic, Biological Sciences, University of Southampton.

2016-2018: Lecturer in Community Ecology, Biological Sciences, University of Southampton.

2012-2018: Visiting Fellow, Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University.

2014-2018: Editor for Ecological Society of Australia’s Hot Topics

2012-2016: ARC Research Fellow (ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award; ARC Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions), University of Melbourne.

2012-2015: International Scholar, Department of Ecology, Evolution & Behavior, University of Minnesota.

2009-2012: Research Fellow, School of Botany, University of Melbourne (funding from: Australian Weeds Research Centre; Applied Environmental Decision Analysis; National Climate Change Research Adaptation Facility).

2009-2011: Vegetation Specialist on “River Health & Environmental Flows in China”, Australia-China Environment Development Program.

2003-2008: environmental consultant on freshwater-based projects (Ecological Engineering Pty Ltd, Stormy Water Solution Pty Ltd).


Funding agencies:

  • Australian Research Council
  • US National Science Foundation
  • UK Natural Environment Research Council
  • BiodivERsA (pan-European biodiversity research funding agency)
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
  • Ecological Society of Australia

Book publishers:

  • CABI Publishing
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • Cambridge University Press


  • Nature Communications
  • Nature Ecology & Evolution
  • PNAS
  • Ecology Letters
  • Trends in Ecology & Evolution
  • PLOS Biology
  • Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
  • BioScience
  • Ecology
  • Global Change Biology
  • Global Ecology & Biogeography
  • Journal of Ecology
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Journal of Applied Ecology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society B
  • Philosophical Transactions B
  • Ecography
  • Biological Conservation
  • Diversity and Distributions
  • Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics
  • Oikos
  • PLoS ONE
  • Austral Ecology
  • Ecosystems
  • Oecologia
  • Journal of Vegetation Science
  • Plant Ecology
  • Hydrobiologia
  • Plant Ecology and Diversity
  • Environmental Research
  • Biological Invasions
  • Restoration Ecology
  • AoB Plants
  • Axios
  • Acta Oecologia
  • Health Promotion International
  • PNAS of India