Postdoctoral Research Associate,
Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity
My PhD (Imperial College London) examined the effects of land-use change on the Brazilian Atlantic Forest avifauna, followed by a short post-doctoral position researching avian frugivore dispersal in degraded Amazonian and Atlantic forest systems. I then moved to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, as a statistical ecologist analysing abundance and occupancy data for a wide range of UK species. This was followed by work as a spatial ecological modeller focusing on ecosystem services in GB agricultural landscapes. I have now moved to LCAB to investigate the complexities of biodiversity change in the Anthropocene.
My research background is in community and landscape ecology, investigating how species communities are altered by land-use change. I am also interested in functional ecology from species traits and functional diversity to ecosystem functions.
Hatfield, J.H., Barlow, J., Joly, C.A., Lees, A.C., Parruco, C.H.d.F., Tobias, J.A., Orme, C.D.L. and Banks‐Leite, C. 2020, Mediation of area and edge effects in forest fragments by adjacent land use. Conservation Biology.