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Tag Archives: Invasive species
Three new postdoc positions (with another in theoretical ecology to follow next year) are now available in our lab in London – empirical ecology, ecological modelling and quantitative ecology. Applications now closed.
Regan Early (University of Exeter) and I wrote this piece to mark Invasive Species Week for the British Ecological Society blog. In it, we discuss the possible synergies between climate change and species invasions, and some associated policy challenges. Whether … Continue reading
Lizzie Jones and I contributed a chapter about grassland invasions to Grasslands and Climate Change, the latest volume of the British Ecological Society’s Ecological Reviews series. This is a blog post that Lizzie – a former MSc student of mine at Southampton – … Continue reading
Read the full paper here: Catford, J. A., Bode, M. & Tilman, D. (2018) Introduced species that overcome life history tradeoffs can cause native extinctions. Nature Communications 9: 2131.
To meet increasing demands for livestock production, agribusinesses around the world are breeding new varieties of pasture plants. Unfortunately, many of the plant characteristics promoted for use in pasture – higher growth rates, greater resistance to disease, higher tolerance of environmental … Continue reading
Ecologists, like epidemiologists, are often confronted with the challenge of trying to determine causality by piecing together bits of information observed in nature. When the presence or absence of a species at a site is affected by the characteristics of … Continue reading
About this time last year, I wrote an article for H2O Thinking, a water management magazine published by eWater (until recently the eWater CRC). While the turnaround time is nothing to envy, the piece found its place on the web earlier this week. In … Continue reading
As mentioned in a previous post, I was lucky enough to be awarded one of the inaugural ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) late last year. I officially started my DECRA research in April, so I thought it was … Continue reading
New paper: The intermediate disturbance hypothesis and plant invasions: implications for species richness and management
Jan 2012 – Some colleagues and I have recently written a paper that examines the relationship between the intermediate disturbance hypothesis (IDH) and alien plant invasions. Published in Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, the paper is structured around … Continue reading
Dec 2011 – Condensing a rather large topic down to a single page, I discuss some of the processes that lead to high levels of invasion in riparian zones in this article. I also present information on why we should … Continue reading