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

Prof. Dr. Jaboury Ghazoul


Jaboury Ghazoul is a plant ecologist working mostly in the tropics on plant reproductive ecology. He has a hard time with his children.

Curriculum Vitae

Jaboury Ghazoul received his PhD from the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in evolutionary ecology of social behaviour of sphecid wasps under the supervision of Prof. Pat Willmer.

Thereafter he spent a year in Vietnam (1993-1994) leading biodiversity survey work with the Vietnamese Ministry of Forestry. He returned to London to work at the Natural History Museum (1995-1998) from where he ran a CIFOR research project addressing the impacts of logging on dipterocarp tree reproduction in Thailand.

He was appointed Lecturer in Tropical Forest Ecology at Imperial College London in 1998 and Senior Lecturer in 2003. At Imperial he developed both basic and applied research in ecology and environment at locations throughout the tropics.

He was appointed as Professor of Ecosystem Management at ETH Zurich in October 2005.

Jaboury was Editor-in-Chief of the journal Biotropica from 2006 to 2013, and is President of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) in 2015. He is currently also a member of the Expert Committee on Forest Science for the UK Forest Commission, and holds the Prince Bernhard Chair of International Nature Conservation at Utrecht University. His main research interests are pollination ecology and plant reproduction, ecosystem services in agroforestry systems and, more generally, conservation ecology of tropical trees in landscape mosaics. His wider interests include geology, marine biology, political history, walking aimlessly in the Scottish Highlands and, above all, family.

Some Recent Publications

Boreux, V., Kushalappa, G.C., Vaast P. and Ghazoul, J. (2013) Interactive effects among ecosystem services and management practices on crop production: pollination in coffee agroforestry systems. PNAS, 110, 8387-8392. (PDF)

Boreux, V., Krishnan, S., Kushalappa, C.G. and Ghazoul, J. (2013) Bee visitation and coffee fruit set in response to forest cover and coffee agro-forest management practices. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 172, 42-48.

Finger, A., Kettle, C.J., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N. and Ghazoul, J. (2012) Forest fragmentation genetics in a formerly widespread island endemic tree: Vateriopsis seychellarum (Dipterocarpaceae). Molecular Ecology, 21, 2369-2382.

Ghazoul, J. (2013) Pollination decline in context. Science, 340, 923-924.

Ghazoul, J. (2012) The challenge of inferring palaeoclimates from extant plant distributions: an example from Dipterocarpus. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 173, 80-81.

Hennig, E.I. and Ghazoul, J. (2012) Pollinating animals in the urban environment. Urban Ecosystems, 15, 149-166.

Krishnan, S., Kushalappa, C.G., Uma Shaanker, R. and Ghazoul, J. (2012) Status of pollinators and their efficiency in coffee fruit set in a fragmented landscape mosaic in South India. Basic and Applied Ecology, 13, 277-285.

Sayer, J., Sunderland, T., Ghazoul, J., et al. (2013) The landscape approach: ten principles to apply at the nexus of agriculture, conservation and other competing land-uses. PNAS, 110, 8349-8356. (PDF)

Working hard in the Seychelles

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