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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.

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Recent Publications

  • Terry, J.C., Chen, J. & Lewis, O.T. (2021). Natural enemies have inconsistent impacts on the coexistence of competing species. Journal of Animal Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13534.

  • Warner, E., Hector, A., Brown, N., Green, R., Savory, A., Gilbert, D., McDonnell, A. & Lewis, O.T. (2021). The response of plants, carabid beetles and birds to 30 years of native reforestation in the Scottish Highlands. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press.

  • Lue, C.-H., Buffington, M.L., Scheffer, S., Lewis, M., Elliott, T.A., Lindsey, A.R.I., Driskell, A., Jandova, A., Kimura, M.T., Carton, Y., Kula, R.R., Schlenke, T.A., Mateos, M., Govind, S., Varaldi, J., Guerrieri, E., Giorgini, M., Wang, X., Hoelmer, K., Daane, K.M., Abram, P.K., Pardikes, N.A., Brown, J.J., Thierry, M., Poirié, M., Goldstein, P., Miller, S.E., Tracey, W.D., Davis, J.S., Jiggins, F.M., Wertheim, B., Lewis, O.T., Leips, J., Staniczenko, P.P.A., Hrcek, J. (2021). DROP: Molecular voucher database for identification of Drosophila parasitoids. Molecular Ecology Resources, DOI: 10.1111/1755-0998.13435.

  • Basset, Y., Jorge, L.R., Butterill, P.T., Lamarre, G.P.A., Dahl, C., Ctvrtecka, R., Gripenberg, S., Lewis, O.T., Barrios, H., Brown, J.W., Bunyavejchewin, S., Butcher, B.A., Cognato, A.I., Davies, S.J., Kaman, O., Klimes, P., Knížek, M, Miller, S.E., Morse, G.E, Novotny, V., Pongpattananurak, N., Pramual, P., Quicke, D.L.J., Sakchoowong, W., Umari, R., Vesterinen, E.J., Weiblen, G., Wright, S.J., & Segar, S.T. (2021). Host specificity and interaction networks of insects feeding on seeds and fruits in tropical rainforests. Oikos, in press.

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