Dr Jon Bennie
Lecturer in Physical Geography


Research interests

My research often focuses on issues of spatial scale in the biosphere, and addresses two key questions: (i) how do drivers of change that are occurring at a global scale (e.g. climate change, habitat fragmentation, light pollution) affect plant and animal species at the finer scales of the individual or population – i.e. how does global environmental change scale down to the local level?; and (ii) how do physiological or behavioural responses to environmental change at the level of the organism affect ecological systems at higher levels of ecological complexity – i.e. how do individual effects scale up to determine the persistence and dynamics of populations and metapopulations, community stability and geographical species distributions and global patterns of biodiversity?

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