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Dr Jake L Snaddon BSc, PhD

Lecturer in Ecology, Principal Investigator Ecology and Conservation

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Dr Jake L Snaddon is a lecturer in Ecology within Biological Sciences, whose research focuses on tropical ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, and the conservation of biological resources.

Quantifying the effect of habitat complexity within oil palm plantations on biodiversity and the role of this biodiversity in ecosystem functioning and productivity

Career history

2014-present: Lecturer (Ecology). University of Southampton, UK.
2013-2014: Senior Research Fellow (Ecology). University of Southampton, UK.
2011-2013: James Martin Fellow. Biodiversity Institute, University of Oxford, UK.
2009-2010: Postdoctoral Research Assistant. Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, UK.

Academic qualifications

2004-2008: PhD. University of Cambridge/NHM, UK.
1999-2003: BSc (Hons) Tropical Environmental Science. University of Aberdeen, UK.

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Publications

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Research interests

My research interests are in biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services, with particular reference to entomology, tropical forest ecology and conservation.

Current research includes working on a project quantifying the effect of habitat complexity within oil palm plantations on biodiversity and experimentally testing the role of this biodiversity in ecosystem functioning and ecosystem services. The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture (BEFTA) Project (www.oilpalmbiodiversity.com)is run in collaboration with University of Cambridge and industry partners, Sinar Mas Agro Resources and Technology Corporation Research Institute (SMARTRI).

Other ongoing research incorporates arthropod communities of epiphytes and forest leaf litter; litter decomposition and nutrient cycling and research on perception values of biodiversity.

PhD/MPhil Supervision

Nunto Nattapoom: Evaluation of management and restoration of riparian reserves in oil palm plantations. Funded by Royal Thai Government Scholarship.
Adham Ashton-Butt: Rapid assessment of biodiversity and biogeochemical processing across tropical landscape gradients. Funded by NERC and Biological Sciences.
Andrew Hill: Acoustic environmental monitoring: a low-cost efficient tool for evaluating human exploitation of tropical forests. Funded by ORCHID/ECS and IfLS.
Peter Prince: Acoustic environmental monitoring: a low-cost efficient tool for evaluating human exploitation of tropical forests. Funded by NERC-SPITFIRE and ECS.

Research group(s)

Environmental Biosciences

Affiliate research group(s)

Institute for Life Sciences (IfLS)

Research project(s)

Rapid assessment of biodiversity and biogeochemical processing across tropical land-use gradients

BEFTA: The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture Project

Acoustic environmental monitoring: a low-cost efficient tool for evaluating human exploitation of tropical forests

Evaluation of Management and Monitoring of Freshwater Systems in Oil Palm Plantations

Managing tropical agricultural ecosystems for resistance and recovery of ecosystem processes

Measuring and optimising multiple ecosystem services provided by chalk streams

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Module Co-Ordinator

BIOL2041 New Forest Field Course
BIOL3009 Applied Ecology
BIOL6010 Applied Ecology
BIOL3070 Tropical Ecology field course

Lecturer

BIOL2004 Pure and Applied Population Ecology
BIOL2008 Quantitative methods in biological and environmental science
BIOL2041 New Forest Field Course
BIOL3009 Applied Ecology
BIOL3070 Tropical Ecology Field Course

Supervisor

BIOL3061 Field Research Project
BIOL3032 Literature based Research Project
BIOL6069 Advanced Field Research Project

Review Editor for Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution: Biogeography and Macroecology
Member of British Ecology Society

Dr Jake L Snaddon
Biological Sciences
Faculty of Natural & Environmental Sciences
Life Sciences Building 85
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room Number:85/6041

Telephone:(023) 8059 4268
Email:J.L.Snaddon@soton.ac.uk

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