Professor Andrew Hector

Research Interests

I am a community ecologist interested in biodiversity loss and its consequences for the stability and functioning of ecosystems and the provision of ecological services. I currently work mainly in grassland and forest ecosystems. I am scientific leader of the Sabah Biodiversity Experiment in Borneo where we examine the impact of enrichment planting on forest regeneration after logging. I am part of the new NERC thematic programme: Human-modified tropical forests, which includes the SAFE project that investigates the effects of forest fragmentation on biodiversity. On the grassland side I am part of the Nutrient Network, a global co-operative program to understand how nitrogen enrichment impacts biodiversity in grasslands. I also have a sideline in ecological statistical analysis.

For more information, see: 

www.plantecol.org
www.sabahbiodiversityexperiment.org

Publications
  • The global abundance of tree palms

  • Associational resistance to both insect and pathogen damage in mixed forests is modulated by tree neighbour identity and drought

  • Monitoring tropical forest degradation and restoration with satellite remote sensing: A test using Sabah Biodiversity Experiment.

  • Monitoring tropical forest degradation and restoration with satellite remote sensing: A test using Sabah Biodiversity Experiment

  • Not even wrong: Comment by Loreau and Hector

  • Author Correction: Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems.

  • Individual tree traits shape insect and disease damage on oak in a climate-matching tree diversity experiment.

  • Author Correction: Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses.

  • More
Contact Details