Research Interests

  • Plant responses to climate change – from biome to genome
  • Determinants of species distributions
  • Geographic patterns in plant ecology and population genetics
  • Remote sensing of plant performance and distribution
  • Evolutionary responses to range shifts and habitat fragmentation
  • Relationships between ecosystem structure and function
  • Science-policy-management interactions

Research Experience

Additional information on my research can be found on my University of Stirling homepage

Current appointments

The University of Stirling 

Head of Biological and Environmental Sciences (2017 – present)

Leader of Extreme Events in Science and Society Research Programme

National Pingtung University of Science and Technology, Taiwan

Department of Forestry

Adjunct Professor of Forest Ecology (2012 – present)

CREAF (Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals), Spain

Associate Researcher (2006 – present)


Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, 2014 – present