Professor of Ecosystem Management



OPAL is funded

Oil Palm Adaptive Landscapes, a 6-yr research program spanning Indonesia, Cameroon and Colombia, is funded by SNF/SDC. Interdisciplinary & participatory, biodiversity & ecosystem services, livelihoods, policy, and development - we have it all! Starting in 2015, and recruiting soon.

New book

Forests: A Very Short Introduction
- pre-order now at OUP!

Sustainability Blog

The Future of Milk | 2 Sept 2014

Reforestation: a chance for farmers | 3 June 2014

Future farmers | 19 December 2013

Dark side of coffee | 11 November 2013

In the Media

Die Pflanze unseres Lebens (The plants of our lives) | NZZ am Sonntag | 23 February 2014 | Article on our oil palm work (in German).

New Publications

Born, J. et al. (2015) Differential responses of seedlings to microtopography. Biotropica, in press.

Born, J. et al. (2014) Differing life history characteristics support coexistence ... . Biotropica, 46, 58-68.

Braaker, S., et al. (2014) Habitat connectivity shapes urban arthropod communities... Ecology, 95, 1010-1021.

Finger, A. et al. (2014) Genetic connectivity of a moth pollinated tree in a fragmented habitat ... PLOS One. see here

Frei, E., et al. (2014) Plant population differentiation and climate change... Global Change Biology, 20, 441-455.

Ghazoul, J. (2014) Ecological dynamics in fragmented landscapes. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology see here

Ismail, S.A., et al. (2014) Forest trees in human modified landscapes... PLOS One, 9, e89437.

Kaiser-Bunbury, C., et al. (2014) ... the structure of plant-pollinator networks. Ecology, in press.

Ecology and Ecosystems Seminar Series

The group collaborates with individuals from universities, non-government organisations and other research institutions. Our collaborators reflect the international perspective of our research. Here we provide an introduction to some of our main partners in research.

Dr. Lian Pin Koh

After working for a while as a senior scientist in the Ecosystem Management group, Dr. Lian Pin Koh is now a SNF-funded Assistant Professor of Applied Ecology and Conservation in the ITES institute at ETH.

The work of the Applied Ecology and Conservation group focuses on emerging environmental and socioeconomic challenges facing tropical developing nations including intensifying land-use conflicts, carbon emissions from land-use change and forestry, and threats to natural ecosystems and wildlife.

Professor Koh's group is hosted in the Ecosystem Managment group in terms of office space and other logistical aspects.

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE)

ATREE is a non-governemental organisation based in Bangalore, India, and is our main partner in the multiple research activities we have in India. Prof. Uma Shaanker has been working closely with Prof. Jaboury Ghazoul since 1995 on several projects and we continue to have fruitful collaboration. ATREE pursues research in the natural and social sciences in India, and is dedicated to outreach and education.

Prof. R. Uma Shaanker (in a contemplative mood)

Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

We have long-standing associations with CIFOR (based in Bogor, Indonesia) through research by Jaboury Ghazoul and, more recently, Lucy Rist and Janice Lee.

University of Aberdeen and Sabah Forestry Department

Jaboury Ghazoul has been working with David Burslem at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, since 1999 on biotic interaction relating to the reproductive ecology of dipterocarp trees at the Sepilok Forest Reserve in Sabah, Malaysia. Drs Robert Ong, Reuben Nilus, Chey Vun Khen and others at the Sabah Forestry Department have contributed much to this research as well as providing a wealth of additional information from their extensive research in this system.


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