Dr, Snr Lecturer Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Most of his recent research is tied to the role of climate and habitat in determining species distributions with as particular focus on conservation biology. Much of his research examines the effects of environmental change, particularly global climate change, on ecosystems and the mechanisms by which environmental change acts upon species. He also examines how environmental change impacts upon factors such as biodiversity and causes range shifts in both native and invasive species. His research has involved collaboration with many research institutions e.g. NERC Centres for Ecology and Hydrology at Monks Wood, Banchory and Dorset, Universities of York, Leeds, Birmingham, Cambridge and Copenhagen and non-academic bodies such as English Nature, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, BirdLife International, Scottish Natural Heritage, British Trust for Ornithology, Environment Agency & Butterfly Conservation.