Eleanor Slade

Eleanor Slade

Department of Zoology

Research Interests

Biodiversity loss in human-modified landscapes continues to proceed at an alarming rate, but the consequences of habitat fragmentation and degradation for ecosystem functioning are still poorly understood. The research student will be part of a research group that is conducting research into the ecology and conservation of tropical and temperate forest and agro- ecosystems, and the impact of human activities on the diversity and functioning of these ecosystems. The details of any DPhil project will be defined in discussion with the student, but there are a number of potential avenues of research, focussing on links between biodiversity, ecosystem function and extinction risk in human-modified habitats, and exploring plant-invertebrate-vertebrate interaction webs. The project could be field or museums based, and include observational and experimental fieldwork in one or more tropical field sites (including Malaysia, Indonesia and Brazil) or in the UK, and/or museum work, trait measurements and phylogenetic analyses. If you are interested in these or similar areas, and would like to ask about specific projects, please get in touch.


Associated Research Streams

tropical forest conservation, ecosystem functioning, ecosystem services, sustainable oil palm, functional traits, invertebrate biodiversity

Eleanor Slade

Contact information

  • Email: eleanor.slade@zoo.ox.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 01865 611 104
  • Webpage: View External Page
  • Address:
    Department of Zoology
    Zoology Research and Administration Building
    11a Mansfield Road
    OX1 3SZ
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