Professor of Ecology
I have wide research interests in ecology, behaviour and conservation. My main interest at present is how we will predict the effects of environmental change on the natural world. What makes climate change one of the 21st century’s priority issues is its impact, rather than any direct change in climate. There is an urgent need to predict the nature and scale of these impacts on the biological world and currently we do not have the tools and approaches to undertake this task. My earlier work was much more behavioural and I continue to conduct work in the field of behavioural ecology, most notably on swallows. My research has taken me all around the world and I have run projects in many countries, having started with my PhD work in Kenya.