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Professor Richard Law



2011 - Emeritus Professor YCCSA and Department of Biology, University of York
2004 - 2011 Professor Department of Biology, University of York 
1996 - 2004 Reader Department of Biology, University of York
1983 - 1996 Lecturer Department of Biology, University of York
1975 - 1983 Lecturer Department of Botany, Sheffield University
1974 - 1975 Research Fellow University College North Wales
1975 PhD University of Liverpool
1971 BA University of York  






Recent Publications:

  • Law, R., Kolding, J. and Plank, M. 2013. Squaring the circle: reconciling fishing and conservation of aquatic ecosystems. Fish and Fisheries: online Sept 2013.
  • Garcia, S. M., et al. 2012. Reconsidering the consequences of selective fisheries. Science 335:1045-1047.
  • Brown, C., et al. 2013. Multispecies coexistence of trees in tropical forests: spatial signals of topographic niche differentiation increase with environmental heterogeneity. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B, 280.
  • Plank, M. J., and Law, R. 2012. Ecological drivers of stability and instability in marine ecosystems. Theoretical Ecology 5:465-480.

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Contact details

Richard Law
York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, Ron Cooke Hub
University of York
YO10 5DD

Tel: 01904 325372