Author Archives: Jane Catford

Moving to King’s College London

In exciting news, I am taking up a new position in the Department of Geography at King’s College London in September. Founded in 1829 by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington (and featuring a duel, no less!), King’s is the fourth oldest … Continue reading

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SciComm cartoons in multiple languages

Thanks to generous friends and colleagues (and a seemingly unbridled passion for editing in Illustrator?!), the cartoon of Introduced species that overcome life history tradeoffs can cause native extinctions is now in five languages: German, Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, plus English. … Continue reading

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How can exotic invasions drive native species extinct?

Read the full paper here:  Catford, J. A., Bode, M. & Tilman, D. (2018) Introduced species that overcome life history tradeoffs can cause native extinctions. Nature Communications 9: 2131.

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Invasions in Malawi, Zimbabwe & South Africa

In November, I escaped the chilly dreariness of southern England and headed to southern Africa. It was a veritable feast of a trip for someone partial to warm weather, warm people and plant invasions. Kicking off the trip was a … Continue reading

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PhD on ecosystem restoration & plant-soil feedbacks

Applications are now open for a fully funded PhD position at the University of Southampton, UK starting in the 2018/2019 academic year under the supervision of Bjorn Robroek, Robert Griffiths and me. The project will examine the potential for plant-soil interactions … Continue reading

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Sunshine and visitors

Long days, warm weather, dry roads and visitors. I love summer! Esti Palma from the University of Melbourne and Dr Luis Mata from RMIT University (and, the all-important, Alan Mata) came to visit for a couple of weeks recently. They … Continue reading

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Three days of plant ecology in Germany

Originally posted on Journal of Ecology Blog:
Journal of Ecology Associate Editors Jane Catford and Rob Salguero-Gómez were both keynote speakers at this year’s PopBio conference. Here is their report… A few weeks ago, we had the privilege of attending PopBio2017…

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