One of the oldest challenges in ecology is to understand the processes that underpin the composition of communities. Unravelling the complexities of the distribution, abundances and interactions between species requires novel approaches. Together with taxonomy, ecological experiments and observations, we develop mathematical and statistical approaches for integrating different facets (traits, phylogeny, systematics, dynamics) of species interactions and biodiversity.
Chris studied the impact that modifications of trophic interactions by other populations can have upon food web dynamics through theoretical and experimental approaches. Previously, he studied Natural Sciences (specialising in Plant Sciences) at Cambridge University and the Quantitative Biology MSc course at Imperial College London.