I develop approaches to understand and predict species' dynamics in a world of continuous change: temperature rise, land-use change, species introductions.
I use a combination of modelling, field studies and data analysis to reveal how species’ life-histories interact with environmental conditions and human intervention, to produce large-scale ecological patterns. I favour models as tools to address these questions for theoretical or applied studies. I juggle between modelling techniques to best approach the problem at hand, but I like those emphasizing mechanisms.
Open to PhD applications from students with a desire to use state-of-the-art methods to advance fundamental questions in ecology, or address practical conservation issues, in systems as varied as boreal forests, Irish pastures, arctic mountains, and cities.
Analysing the dynamics of birds and butterflies at the interface between forest and farmland, in Sweden.
Analysing how landscape structure affects source-sink dynamics in bird and insect species important for conservation and ecosystem services.
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