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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.

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Recent Publications

  • Beiroz, W., Slade, E.M., Barlow, J., Silveira, J.M., Louzada, J. & Sayer, E. (2017). Dung beetle community dynamics in undisturbed tropical forests: implications for ecological evaluations of land-use change. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 10, 94-106.

  • Hudson, L.N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S.L.L., Lysenko, I., De Palma, A. …..Slade, E.M.… et al. (2017). The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution, 7, 145-188.

  • Hammer, T.J., Fierer, N., Hardwick, B., Simojoki, A., Slade, E.M., Taponen, J. et al. (2016). Treating cattle with antibiotics affects greenhouse gas emissions, and microbiota in dung and dung beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 283 (1831), doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0150.

  • Slade, E.M. & Roslin, T. (2016) Dung beetle species interactions and multifunctionality are affected by an experimentally warmed climate. Oikos, 125, 1607-1616.

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