Ecology & Evolution

Ecological and Evolutionary Research within IBERS spans terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems and undertakes research into water, soils, plants and animals (invertebrates and vertebrates) and their interactions. Our research group includes academic members of staff as well post-doctoral scientists and postgraduate students and together we engage in broad range of ecological and evolutionary topics.

We employ a range of approaches across different scales (temporal and spatial) to address questions about how ecosystems work and how they operate. Whilst we are interested in the present, our research extends into the future by looking at how a wide range of climate change variables (including increased warming, CO2, ocean acidification and ultra violet radiation) will impact on ecosystems and their component parts. Our research is integrated with teaching and we see our laboratories and the field as our training ground.