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At the heart of my research is a fascination with species distribution patterns: their description, their causes and their ecological consequences. My philosophy is neatly captured by the following quote:

" ... we can neither consciously sense nor think of very much at any one moment. Understanding can only come from a roving viewpoint and sequential changes in the scale of attention." C.S. Smith (1965)

This is equally true whether examining the foraging trails of individual ants, the limits to invasive species' spread or global patterns of biodiversity.

Here are some areas of my research you might be interested in:

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