Botany, Forest & Conservation Sciences

My research lies at the interface between ecology and evolution, making use of the information within phylogenetic trees to bridge between them. The integration of phylogenetic approaches in ecology has been transformative, and has given rise to new sub-disciplines in biodiversity science, invasion biology, infectious disease research and community ecology. In my work, I address questions on the distribution of biodiversity and the challenges posed to its conservation.


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Selected Publications