News and Events

March 2022


Good Luck Imma and Terhi and all the very best for the future!

After 14 years at the Ecosystems lab, Imma Oliveras has moved on and started a new job as Research Director in disturbance ecology at the Institute of Research for Development in Montpellier (France) ( . We all wish Imma the very best with her new role!

Terhi  Riutta was also in the Ecosystems lab for over a decade and left in November 2021 to take on a new role as TroPeaCC postdoc at the University of Exeter ( Many congratulations to Terhi and best of luck with this new chapter of her life.

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10 January 2022


 A very exciting start to 2022. Many congratulations Yadvinder!


Leverhulme Trust awards £10 million to new Oxford nature recovery centre

A new £10 million Oxford-based Leverhulme Centre for Nature Recovery has today [10 Jan] been announced - one of three UK centres established with a hotly-contested Leverhulme Trust 2021 award. On top of the 10-year Leverhulme funding, the centre, led by Oxford Professor Yadvinder Malhi, will receive £5 million in co-funding from the University of Oxford, which will support fundamental cross-disciplinary research.

The Oxford centre will undertake research that aims to help halt and reverse the ongoing loss and degradation of nature and its biodiversity – and so is very much in line with the Leverhulme Trust’s invitation to be bold with a bid that could transform understanding of an important topic.

Planting a Tree

03 December 2021

Many congratulations to Allie Shenkin for his new Assistant Research Professor position at Northern Arizona University! Allies has been part of the lab for almost a decade and his great work and sense of humour has been greatly appreciated and will be missed.
All the best for the future and of course, we hope to see you again soon.

Flying a Drone

22 September 2020
Congratulations to Erika Berenguer for producing educational videos on Amazon Fires.  Please have a look at those brilliant videos:

If you have any questions feel free to contact Erika.

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23 June 2020. Over the past week some of our hardworing lab members have been busy carrying out a field campaign at Wytham Woods. Here are some pictures (courtesy of Alexander Shenkin)

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23 June 2020

Over the past month Erika, Claudia, Cecile, Aoife and Yadvinder have been working hard to raise funds to support the Amazon people who have been experiencing severe hardship during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are proud to say that, thank you to very generous donations, we have now raised nearly £20k, that will go towards providing face mask, food parcels, sanitary packs and medicine to communities in Brazil and Peru.
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23 June 2020

Our weekly Zoom lab meetings have been a great way to keep in touch and keep us all going during these testing times!

14 May 2020
The Ecosystems Lab is still meeting at least three timesa week via Zoom.
Tuesday for our lab meeting, Wednesday for the Biodiveristy Coffee and Thursday for the reading group. 

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