Nathalie Seddon

Professor of Biodiversity

Tutorial Fellow, Wadham College


Research Interests

An evolutionary ecologist and tropical biologist by training, I now study the response of biodiversity to global change and am working at the science-policy interface in the areas of nature-based solutions to the causes and consequences of climate change and the role of biodiversity in the sustainable development agenda. For more information, visit my group website.

Additional Information

Other affiliations: Research Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development (London), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) and the Centre for Tropical Research (UCLA)

Funding: NERC, Royal Society, John Fell Fund and EPSRC






Selected Publications

    • Seddon N, Mace GM, Naeem S, Tobias JA, Pigot AL, Cavanagh RD, Mouillot D, Vause J, Walpole M (2016) Biodiversity in the Anthropocene: prospects and policy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Special Feature 283 (1844), 20162094.
    • Cooney C, Tobias JA, Seddon N (2016) Widespread correlation between climate niche evolution and species diversification in birds. Journal of Animal Ecology. 85: 869-878.
    • Bregman, T.P., Lees, A.C., Seddon, N., MacGregor, H.E.A., Darski, B. Aleixo, A., Bonsall, M.B, Tobias, J.A. 2015. Species interactions regulate the collapse of biodiversity and ecosystem function in tropical forest fragments. Ecology 96: 2692-2704. 
    • Tobias, J.A., Planque, R., Cram, D., Seddon, N. 2014. Species interactions and the structure of complex communication networks. PNAS (online 6 Jan 2014).
    • Tobias, J.A., Cornwallis, C.K., Derryberry, E.P., Claramunt, S., Brumfield, R.T., Seddon, N. 2014. Species coexistence and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution in adaptive radiation. Nature (online 22 Dec 2013).
    • Seddon, N., C. A. Botero, J. A. Tobias et al. 2013. Sexual selection accelerates signal evolution during speciation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280: 20131065
    • Wilkins, M., Seddon, N., Saffran, R. J. 2013. Evolutionary divergence in acoustic signals: causes and consequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:156–166.
    • For a complete list of publications, click here