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Andy Hector

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Ecologist

My background includes a BSc. in Environmental Science at the University of Sheffield and a PhD from Imperial College before working at the NERC Centre for Population Biology and the University of Zurich.

I am interested in biodiversity change - how it is lost, how we can restore it, and the consequences for ecosystems services and stability. I am scientific Principal Investigator of RainDrop (a climate change experiment at Oxford Wytham) and Sabah Biodiversity Experiment (a tropical forest restoration project in Malaysian Borneo). I am author of ‘The New Statistics With R’ textbook, which introduces biologists to using the R programming language to perform statistical analyses.

Friday 29th Jan 2021, 10.30am

The RainDrop Experiment

How can we predict the future of grassland ecosystems? What's it like to be an ecologist working in the field?

At the moment, we are unable to understand and predict how natural resources will change over time. To try and rectify this, ecologists are setting up field experiments which simulate possible future...

The RainDrop Experiment