"This was an excellent opportunity for undergraduate students to mix from different universities."

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Tropical Ecology

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Co-secretaries: Lindsay Banin & Daisy Dent


To promote and facilitate communication and interaction between tropical ecologists. We believe this will enable:

  • Transfer and development of knowledge and skills
  • Inter-disciplinary research activities
  • Communication with practitioners and policy
  • Support for early career researchers

Given the broad nature of “Tropical Ecology” we believe that the activities of the TEG must be driven by the interest of members. Therefore, if YOU have ideas for events or activities please contact us and we will see what can be done to make things happen!

Current / Future Meetings:


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You can also keep up-to-date with news and in touch with other members by joining our Facebook group.

Lindsay Banin: Co-secretary, CEH Edinburgh, Bush Estate, Penicuik.
Area of interest: My research focuses on understanding spatial and temporal patterns in ecological functioning, diversity and species’ distributions, with an aim to better predict how environmental changes affect natural ecosystems.

Daisy Dent: Co-secretary, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling.
Area of interest: Tropical forest ecology, secondary succession, composition and function of disturbed and degraded tropical forest ecosystems, biodiversity conservation

Simon Queenborough: Committee member and newsletter editor, Dept. of Evolution, Ecology & Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Ohio, USA.
Area of interest: Tropical ecology, evolution and ecology of plant reproduction, resource allocation, population dynamics.

Sophie Fauset: Committee member, School of Geography, University of Leeds.
Area of interest: My area of research is in tropical forest ecology, specialising in the impacts of environmental change (natural and anthropogenic) on tree species composition and dynamics.

Aisyah Faruk: Committee member and social media rep, Institute of Zoology, Regents Park, London.
Area of interest: My work involves identifying the impacts of oil palm agriculture on tropical amphibians in Peninsula Malaysia. My interests include community ecology, tropical systems, host-parasite relationships and herpetology.

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