1953 – 2016
My main research field is metapopulation biology, which is concerned with the ecological, genetic and evolutionary consequences of natural and anthropogenic loss and fragmentation of habitats. I have made many conceptual, theoretical and empirical contributions in this field. Another current area of research is the interactions between environmental biodiversity, human commensal microbiota and chronic inflammatory diseases.
Keywords: Metapopulation theory / habitat fragmentation / population dynamics / conservation / science policy
Subject area(s): Evolution & Ecology