Professor Ken Norris

Research Interests

My current research interests span a range of individual, population, community and ecosystem approaches to understanding how biodiversity responds to environmental change.

This work has two main themes. First, I use long-term, individual-based datasets on tropical bird populations as ‘model’ systems to explore environmental change impacts, and the conservation implications of these impacts. This work provides the science that underpins some of the most successful endangered species recovery programmes in the World.

Second, I undertake inter-disciplinary research at the interface of biodiversity, ecosystem services and rural communities that aims to find strategies that reduce the environmental impacts of agriculture, while supporting food production and associated livelihoods.

Contact Details
T: 07983 528414
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  Based in the Department of Zoology (room 615.10.45) on Fridays.


Selected Publications

Hicks, Helen L et al., (2018), The factors driving evolved herbicide resistance at a national scale, Nature ecology & evolution, (2) 529

Booth Jones, Katherine A et al., (2017), Widespread gene flow between oceans in a pelagic seabird species complex, Molecular ecology, (26) 5716-5728

Nicoll, Malcolm AC et al., (2017), Contrasting effects of tropical cyclones on the annual survival of a pelagic seabird in the Indian Ocean, Global change biology, (23) 550-565

Hardman, Chloe J et al., (2016), Supporting local diversity of habitats and species on farmland: a comparison of three wildlife‐friendly schemes, Journal of Applied Ecology, (53) 171-180

Cartwright, Samantha J et al., (2014), Anthropogenic natal environmental effects on life histories in a wild bird population, Current Biology, (24) 536-540