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Dr Philip Martin

Dr Philip Martin

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Room 3.01 David Attenborough Building

Research Group

Conservation Science Group:
Conservation Evidence

Research Interests

My research interests can be boiled down to two questions:

  1. How are ecosystems affected by disturbances?
  2. How do these ecosystems recover following these disturbances?

I am particularly interested in how the second of these questions relates to ecosystem restoration and management. I have used a combination fieldwork, and statistical and mechanistic models to answer these questions. 

Currently I am working with Bill Sutherland's group helping to synthesize information on the effectiveness of conservation interventions.

Key Publications

Martin, P. A., Newton, A. C., & Bullock, J. M. (2013). Carbon pools recover more quickly than plant biodiversity in tropical secondary forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences280(1773), 20132236.

Martin, P. A., Newton, A. C., Pfeifer, M., Khoo, M., & Bullock, J. M. (2015). Impacts of tropical selective logging on carbon storage and tree species richness: A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management356, 224-233.

Other Publications

Spake, R., Ezard, T. H., Martin, P. A., Newton, A. C., & Doncaster, C. P. (2015). A meta‐analysis of functional group responses to forest recovery outside of the tropics. Conservation Biology29(6), 1695-1703.

Martin, P. A., Newton, A. C., Cantarello, E., & Evans, P. (2015). Stand dieback and collapse in a temperate forest and its impact on forest structure and biodiversity. Forest Ecology and Management358, 130-138.

Martin, P., Jung, M., Brearley, F. Q., Ribbons, R. R., Lines, E. R., & Jacob, A. L. (2016). Can we set a global threshold age to define mature forests?. PeerJ4, e1595.