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Rene van der Wal

Professor of Ecology, University of Aberdeen

Research Interests
Ecology in Society, Interdisciplinary working, Digital innovation in Nature Conservation

Community ecology, Plant-herbivore interactions, Invasive species, Arctic ecology

Interdisciplinary researcher, notably working with social scientists and computing scientists (e.g. see Ambio special issue on Digital Conservation, specialising in environmental citizen science and outreach research. Expert in arctic community ecology, plant-herbivore interactions and ecosystem ecology (nitrogen deposition impacts, invasive plant ecology, connectivity between above and belowground ecosystem components).

For publications, see


  • –present
    Professor of Ecology, University of Aberdeen