Professor Rob Ewers
Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Silwood Park, Imperial College London
Professor Ewers works on spatial patterns of forest ecosystems, and the biodiversity contained within those forests. His research involves investigating and trying to predict patterns of forest cover from local through to global scales, sampling of taxa within selected landscapes located in both temperate and tropical parts of the world, and manipulative experiments in both the field and lab. Most of his work uses invertebrates as a model system, with a focus on beetles. A large recent initiative is the Stability of Altered Forest Ecosystems (SAFE) Project. This is one of the world's largest ecological experiments, taking advantage of a planned conversion of forest to oil palm in Borneo to experimentally design a landscape.
Professor Ewers’ research interests also span all three Challenge Programmes.