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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

  • Jaworski, C., Geslin, B., Zakardjian, M. Lecareux, C., Caillault, P., Nève, G., Meunier, J-Y., Dupouyet, S., Sweeney, A., Lewis, O.T., Dicks, L., Fernandez, C. (2022). Long-term experimental drought alters floral scent and pollinator visits in a Mediterranean plant community despite overall limited impacts on plant phenotype and reproduction Journal of Ecology, in press.

  • Wong M.K.L., Lee R.H., Leong C.M., Lewis O.T. & Guénard B. (2022). Trait-mediated competition drives an ant invasion and alters functional diversity. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 289, 20220504.

  • Connolly, J.B., Mumford, J.D., Glandorf, D., Hartley, S., Lewis, O.T., Evans, S.W., Turner, G., Beech, C., Sykes, N., Coulibaly, M.B. and Romeis, J., Teem, J.L., Tonui, W., Lovett, B., Mankad, A., Mnzava, A., Fuchs, S., Hackett, T.D., Landis, W.G., Marshall, J.M. and Aboagye-Antwi, F. (2022). Recommendations for environmental risk assessment of gene drive applications for malaria vector control. Malaria Journal 21, 152.

  • Deere, N.J., Bicknell, J.E., Mitchell, S.L., Afendy, A., Baking, E.L., Bernard, H., Chung, A.Y., Ewers, R.M., Heroin, H., Joseph, N., Lewis, O.T., Luke, S.H., Milne, S., Fikri, A.H., Parrett, J.M., Payne, M., Rossiter, S.J., Vairappan, C.S., Vian, C.V., Wilkinson, C.L., Williamson, J., Wong, A.B.H., Slade, E.M., Davies, Z.G., Struebig, M.J. (2021). Riparian buffers can help mitigate biodiversity declines in oil palm agriculture. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment,

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