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Jane Catford

Dr Jane Catford

Lecturer in Physical & Environmental Geography

Contact details:

Postal address:
Bush House - North East Wing
The Strand
United Kingdom

Telephone: 84772

ORCID: 0000-0003-0582-5960

Scopus Author ID: 23476479900


Research interests

Dr Jane Catford is a plant community ecologist with an interest in community assembly, biological invasions and environmental change. She has worked in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems across the world, and uses theoretical, quantitative and empirical approaches in her work. She maintains long-term field experiments in the US, UK and Australia, and collaborates widely. 

Research interests include:

  • causes and consequences of biological invasions
  • use of plant functional traits to understand responses to, and impacts of, global environmental change
  • prediction and management of novel ecosystems
  • community assembly, species coexistence and biodiversity
  • ecosystem restoration and management
  • ecosystem services (especially in rivers, wetlands, riparian zones and grasslands)
  • ecological impacts of global environmental change, including climate change, river regulation  and nitrogen deposition

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