• Ecology, Conservation and Zoonosis Research and Enterprise Group

20132022

Research activity per year

If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile

Research interests

My research interests lie at the interface between land-use management and plant-soil processes. Many of my current projects investigate approaches to improve ecological outcomes for tropical peatland restoration and grazing and fire management of tropical savannahs. For example, improving monitoring of ecological restoration and utilising establish plant ecological tools, such as plant functional traits in restoration. I also have expertise on understand the impact of land management and restoration on ecosystem carbon storage and sequestration. In recent years, I have worked as part of larger multi-disciplinary socio-ecological projects and enjoy collaborative projects and learning new perspectives. New to the University of Brighton, I welcome taking on new collaborative projects and research students.

Approach to teaching

My aim is to connect students with current ecological research topics and practices. Building a relevant to become professional ecologists and address current ecological and conservation challenges. A core skillset is the ability to be able to handle data, critically interpret data quality, carry out statistical analyses where necessary and communicate these results. These are all skills I teach as part of data-driven exploration of ecology and conservation and often with plant-soil or plant ecology examples. My approach focuses on problem-solving and group-based learning.

 

Modules I teach on include:

PB001 - Foundation Biology

BY138 – Essential skills for Bioscience

BY151 – Diversity of Life

BY157 – Terrestrial Ecosystems

BY364 – Hot topics in Ecology and Conservation

BY392 – Biology Experiment Projects

BY394 – Plant Ecology

BYM39 - Issues in Ecology and Conservation

PBM99 – MRes Research project

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Aberdeen

31 Oct 200131 Dec 2031

Award Date: 7 Jul 2014

Master

30 Sep 200130 Jun 2030

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

  • Global maps of soil temperature

    Lembrechts, J. J., van den Hoogen, J., Aalto, J., Ashcroft, M. B., De Frenne, P., Kemppinen, J., Kopecký, M., Luoto, M., Maclean, I. M. D., Crowther, T. W., Bailey, J. J., Haesen, S., Klinges, D. H., Niittynen, P., Scheffers, B. R., Van Meerbeek, K., Aartsma, P., Abdalaze, O., Abedi, M., Aerts, R. & 386 others, Ahmadian, N., Ahrends, A., Alatalo, J. M., Alexander, J. M., Allonsius, C. N., Altman, J., Ammann, C., Andres, C., Andrews, C., Ardö, J., Arriga, N., Arzac, A., Aschero, V., Assis, R. L., Assmann, J. J., Bader, M. Y., Bahalkeh, K., Barančok, P., Barrio, I. C., Barros, A., Barthel, M., Basham, E. W., Bauters, M., Bazzichetto, M., Marchesini, L. B., Bell, M. C., Benavides, J. C., Benito Alonso, J. L., Berauer, B. J., Bjerke, J. W., Björk, R. G., Björkman, M. P., Björnsdóttir, K., Blonder, B., Boeckx, P., Boike, J., Bokhorst, S., Brum, B. N. S., Brůna, J., Buchmann, N., Buysse, P., Camargo, J. L., Campoe, O. C., Candan, O., Canessa, R., Cannone, N., Carbognani, M., Carnicer, J., Casanova-Katny, A., Cesarz, S., Chojnicki, B., Choler, P., Chown, S. L., Cifuentes, E. F., Čiliak, M., Contador, T., Convey, P., Cooper, E. J., Cremonese, E., Curasi, S. R., Curtis, R., Cutini, M., Dahlberg, C. J., Daskalova, G. N., de Pablo, M. A., Della Chiesa, S., Dengler, J., Deronde, B., Descombes, P., Di Cecco, V., Di Musciano, M., Dick, J., Dimarco, R. D., Dolezal, J., Dorrepaal, E., Dušek, J., Eisenhauer, N., Eklundh, L., Erickson, T. E., Erschbamer, B., Eugster, W., Ewers, R. M., Exton, D. A., Fanin, N., Fazlioglu, F., Feigenwinter, I., Fenu, G., Ferlian, O., Fernández Calzado, M. R., Fernández-Pascual, E., Finckh, M., Higgens, R. F., Forte, T. G. W., Freeman, E. C., Frei, E. R., Fuentes-Lillo, E., García, R. A., García, M. B., Géron, C., Gharun, M., Ghosn, D., Gigauri, K., Gobin, A., Goded, I., Goeckede, M., Gottschall, F., Goulding, K., Govaert, S., Graae, B. J., Greenwood, S., Greiser, C., Grelle, A., Guénard, B., Guglielmin, M., Guillemot, J., Haase, P., Haider, S., Halbritter, A. H., Hamid, M., Hammerle, A., Hampe, A., Haugum, S. V., Hederová, L., Heinesch, B., Helfter, C., Hepenstrick, D., Herberich, M., Herbst, M., Hermanutz, L., Hik, D. S., Hoffrén, R., Homeier, J., Hörtnagl, L., Høye, T. T., Hrbacek, F., Hylander, K., Iwata, H., Jackowicz-Korczynski, M. A., Jactel, H., Järveoja, J., Jastrzębowski, S., Jentsch, A., Jiménez, J. J., Jónsdóttir, I. S., Jucker, T., Jump, A. S., Juszczak, R., Kanka, R., Kašpar, V., Kazakis, G., Kelly, J., Khuroo, A. A., Klemedtsson, L., Klisz, M., Kljun, N., Knohl, A., Kobler, J., Kollár, J., Kotowska, M. M., Kovács, B., Kreyling, J., Lamprecht, A., Lang, S. I., Larson, C., Larson, K., Laska, K., le Maire, G., Leihy, R. I., Lens, L., Liljebladh, B., Lohila, A., Lorite, J., Loubet, B., Lynn, J., Macek, M., Mackenzie, R., Magliulo, E., Maier, R., Malfasi, F., Máliš, F., Man, M., Manca, G., Manco, A., Manise, T., Manolaki, P., Marciniak, F., Matula, R., Mazzolari, A. C., Medinets, S., Medinets, V., Meeussen, C., Merinero, S., Mesquita, R. D. C. G., Meusburger, K., Meysman, F. J. R., Michaletz, S. T., Milbau, A., Moiseev, D., Moiseev, P., Mondoni, A., Monfries, R., Montagnani, L., Moriana-Armendariz, M., Morra di Cella, U., Mörsdorf, M., Mosedale, J. R., Muffler, L., Muñoz-Rojas, M., Myers, J. A., Myers-Smith, I. H., Nagy, L., Nardino, M., Naujokaitis-Lewis, I., Newling, E., Nicklas, L., Niedrist, G., Niessner, A., Nilsson, M. B., Normand, S., Nosetto, M. D., Nouvellon, Y., Nuñez, M. A., Ogaya, R., Ogée, J., Okello, J., Olejnik, J., Olesen, J. E., Opedal, Ø. H., Orsenigo, S., Palaj, A., Pampuch, T., Panov, A. V., Pärtel, M., Pastor, A., Pauchard, A., Pauli, H., Pavelka, M., Pearse, W. D., Peichl, M., Pellissier, L., Penczykowski, R. M., Penuelas, J., Petit Bon, M., Petraglia, A., Phartyal, S. S., Phoenix, G. K., Pio, C., Pitacco, A., Pitteloud, C., Plichta, R., Porro, F., Portillo-Estrada, M., Poulenard, J., Poyatos, R., Prokushkin, A. S., Puchalka, R., Pușcaș, M., Radujković, D., Randall, K., Ratier Backes, A., Remmele, S., Remmers, W., Renault, D., Risch, A. C., Rixen, C., Robinson, S. A., Robroek, B. J. M., Rocha, A. V., Rossi, C., Rossi, G., Roupsard, O., Rubtsov, A. V., Saccone, P., Sagot, C., Sallo Bravo, J., Santos, C. C., Sarneel, J. M., Scharnweber, T., Schmeddes, J., Schmidt, M., Scholten, T., Schuchardt, M., Schwartz, N., Scott, T., Seeber, J., Segalin de Andrade, A. C., Seipel, T., Semenchuk, P., Senior, R. A., Serra-Diaz, J. M., Sewerniak, P., Shekhar, A., Sidenko, N. V., Siebicke, L., Siegwart Collier, L., Simpson, E., Siqueira, D. P., Sitková, Z., Six, J., Smiljanic, M., Smith, S. W., Smith-Tripp, S., Somers, B., Sørensen, M. V., Souza, J. J. L. L., Souza, B. I., Souza Dias, A., Spasojevic, M. J., Speed, J. D. M., Spicher, F., Stanisci, A., Steinbauer, K., Steinbrecher, R., Steinwandter, M., Stemkovski, M., Stephan, J. G., Stiegler, C., Stoll, S., Svátek, M., Svoboda, M., Tagesson, T., Tanentzap, A. J., Tanneberger, F., Theurillat, J-P., Thomas, H. J. D., Thomas, A. D., Tielbörger, K., Tomaselli, M., Treier, U. A., Trouillier, M., Turtureanu, P. D., Tutton, R., Tyystjärvi, V. A., Ueyama, M., Ujházy, K., Ujházyová, M., Uogintas, D., Urban, A. V., Urban, J., Urbaniak, M., Ursu, T-M., Vaccari, F. P., Van de Vondel, S., van den Brink, L., Van Geel, M., Vandvik, V., Vangansbeke, P., Varlagin, A., Veen, G. F., Veenendaal, E., Venn, S. E., Verbeeck, H., Verbrugggen, E., Verheijen, F. G. A., Villar, L., Vitale, L., Vittoz, P., Vives-Ingla, M., von Oppen, J., Walz, J., Wang, R., Wang, Y., Way, R. G., Wedegärtner, R. E. M., Weigel, R., Wild, J., Wilkinson, M., Wilmking, M., Wingate, L., Winkler, M., Wipf, S., Wohlfahrt, G., Xenakis, G., Yang, Y., Yu, Z., Yu, K., Zellweger, F., Zhang, J., Zhang, Z., Zhao, P., Ziemblińska, K., Zimmermann, R., Zong, S., Zyryanov, V. I., Nijs, I. & Lenoir, J., 11 Feb 2022, In: Global Change Biology. 28, 9, p. 3110-3144 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Tree species that ‘live slow, die older’ enhance tropical peat swamp restoration: evidence from a systematic review

    Smith, S. W., Rahman, N. E. B., Harrison, M. E., Shiodera, S., Giesen, W., Lampela, M., Wardle, D. A., Chong, K. Y., Randi, A., Wijedasa, L. S., Teo, P. Y., Fatimah, Y. A., Teng, N. T., Yeo, J. K. Q., Alam, M. J., Brugues Sintes, P., Darusman, T., Graham, L. L. B., Katoppo, D. R., Kojima, K. & 23 others, Kusin, K., Lestari, D. P., Metali, F., Morrogh-Bernard, H. C., Nahor, M. B., Napitupulu, R. R. P., Nasir, D., Nath, T. K., Nilus, R., Norisada, M., Rachmanadi, D., Rachmat, H. H., Capilla, B. R., Salahuddin, ., Santosa, P. B., Sukri, R. S., Tay, B., Tuah, W., Wedeux, B. M. M., Yamanoshita, T., Yokoyama, E. Y., Yuwati, T. W. & Lee, J. S. H., 4 Jun 2022, In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 59, 8, p. 1950-1966 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Proximity to high densities of pastoral settlements reduces grassland regrowth in a protected tropical savanna

    Wana, D., Smith, S. W., Coleman, K. E. R. & Speed, J. D. M., 2 Jun 2021, In: Biotropica. 53, 5, p. 1316-1327 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Tradeoffs and Synergies in Tropical Forest Root Traits and Dynamics for Nutrient and Water Acquisition: Field and Modeling Advances

    Cusack, D. F., Addo-Danso, S. D., Agee, E. A., Andersen, K. M., Arnaud, M., Batterman, S. A., Brearley, F. Q., Ciochina, M. I., Cordeiro, A. L., Dallstream, C., Diaz-Toribio, M. H., Dietterich, L. H., Fisher, J. B., Fleischer, K., Fortunel, C., Fuchslueger, L., Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Kotowska, M. M., Lugli, L. F., Marín, C. & 19 others, McCulloch, L. A., Maeght, J-L., Metcalfe, D., Norby, R. J., Oliveira, R. S., Powers, J. S., Reichert, T., Smith, S. W., Smith-Martin, C. M., Soper, F. M., Toro, L., Umaña, M. N., Valverde-Barrantes, O., Weemstra, M., Werden, L. K., Wong, M., Wright, C. L., Wright, S. J. & Yaffar, D., 2 Dec 2021, In: Frontiers in Forests and Global Change Tropical Forests. 4

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access
  • Global root traits (GRooT) database

    Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Mommer, L., Freschet, G. T., Iversen, C. M., McCormack, M. L., Kattge, J., Poorter, H., van der Plas, F., Bergmann, J., Kuyper, T. W., York, L. M., Bruelheide, H., Laughlin, D. C., Meier, I. C., Roumet, C., Semchenko, M., Sweeney, C. J., van Ruijven, J., Valverde-Barrantes, O. J., Aubin, I. & 29 others, Catford, J. A., Manning, P., Martin, A., Milla, R., Minden, V., Pausas, J. G., Smith, S. W., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Ammer, C., Butterfield, B., Craine, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., de Vries, F. T., Isaac, M. E., Kramer, K., König, C., Lamb, E. G., Onipchenko, V. G., Peñuelas, J., Reich, P. B., Rillig, M. C., Sack, L., Shipley, B., Tedersoo, L., Valladares, F., van Bodegom, P., Weigelt, P., Wright, J. P. & Weigelt, A., 9 Sep 2020, In: Global Ecology and Biogeography. 30, 1, p. 25-37 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    Open Access