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About Us

We are a team of researchers based at the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford. We study a broad range of interrelated questions in community ecology, with a strong emphasis on empirical work. Our research interests include tropical forest diversity, ecological networks, ecosystem functioning, inter-specific interactions, conservation biology, agro-ecology and the impact of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. On this website you can find information about our research, the people involved, and our collaborators in Oxford and more widely.

This is a new website and we will add more information about our research over the next few months.

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Recent Publications

  • Gripenberg, S., Rota, J., Kim, J., Wright, S. J., Garwood, N. C., Fricke, E. C., Zalamea, P-C. & Salminen, J-P. (2017) Seed polyphenols in a diverse tropical plant community. Journal of Ecology, in press. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12814

  • Klapwijk, M. J., & Lewis, O. T. (2014). Spatial ecology of host–parasitoid interactions: a threatened butterfly and its specialised parasitoid. Journal of Insect Conservation18, 437-445.

  • Gray, C.L. & Lewis, O.T. (2014). Do riparian forest fragments provide ecosystem services or disservices in surrounding oil palm plantations? Basic and Applied Ecology, Available online 7 October 2014, ISSN 1439-1791,

  • Maunsell, S.C., Kitching, R.L., Burwell, C.J. and Morris, R.J. (2014) Changes in host-parasitoid food web structure with elevation. Journal of Animal Ecology, in press. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12285

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