Joshua Twining is an ecologist who studies the multi-trophic interactions and community dynamics. His research currently focuses on the recovery of the European pine marten in Ireland and Britain, how important these recovering carnivores are in structuring the ecosystems they inhabit, providing control of invasive species and thereby supporting native biodiversity.
Twining completed his PhD at Queen’s University, Belfast where he was based since 2016. Before this he worked with the People’s Trust of Endangered Species under David Tosh. He completed his Masters by Research at Imperial College London with Robert Ewers and Samrat Pawar, after spending a number of years working on various wildlife research projects in Indonesia and Malaysia.
Twining has worked mainly on terrestrial systems, from colourful skinks to sun bears, and his interests are in multi-trophic interactions and community dynamics.