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Island Ecology and Evolution Research Group


Research within the Island Ecology and Evolution Research Group is broad ranging. It extends from the analysis and understanding of single species, through to entire communities of species, including but not limited to the investigation of their interaction networks, and the factors that regulate community composition and its variation in a geographic context.  Due to the typically fragile nature of oceanic ecosystems, our research extends beyond fundamental questions of ecology and evolution to address issues of conservation and natural resource management. While our research is primarily focused on the Islands of the Canaries and the other archipelagos of the Macaronesian region, our collaborative research programs have a broad global reach, including islands of the Pacific and Indian Oceans.  We welcome sabbatical visits from visiting researchers, and are happy to support applications for funding from motivated postdoctoral researchers and doctoral candidates.