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Professor of Invasion Biology, UCL

I obtained my DPhil from the University of Oxford in 1991, and became Professor of Macroecology at the University of Birmingham in 2005. Since 2000, my research has largely focused on understanding the processes driving human-mediated biological invasions, using birds as a model taxon. The first decade of this work was summarised in a monograph published by OUP (Avian Invasions: The ecology and evolution of exotic birds), but I continue to research and publish studies on invasions, as well as macroecology, extinction and life history. I have been based at UCL since 2014 where I am Professor of Invasion Biology, but I am also officially affiliated with the Institute of Zoology at the Zoological Society of London.


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    Professor of Invasion Biology , UCL