We are evolutionary ecologists working on the impacts of global change on species interactions and fitness. One of our main research themes uses extensive datasets on the spring phenology of plants and animals to try to identify the cues and mechanisms responsible for the spatial and temporal phenological variation. For details about our work on blue tits, caterpillars and trees on the Scottish phenoweb transect see here.



October 2021: Welcome to new PhD student Ilaria Lonero, who will be looking at redstart breeding ecology in relation to climate and working with Dr Mark Eddowes and Prof James Pearce-Higgins.

January 2021: Welcome to new PhD student Rebecca Lovell, who will be working on space for time substitutions and is NERC E4 funded.

April 2019: Congratulations to Kat on becoming Dr Keogan 

January 2019: Welcome to Libbi, who will be working on the red deer project with Craig Walling.

September 2018: Welcome to Kirsty MacPhie and Jamie Weir, both of whom will be working on phenology.

April 2018: We welcome Jelmer Samplonius as postdoc on the phenoweb project.


Current Group Members

Ally Phillimore (head of group, Chancellor's Fellow)

Jelmer Samplonius (NERC funded postdoc)

Liberty Gray (NERC E3 PhD)

Ilaria Lonero (PhD)

Rebecca Lovell (NERC E4 PhD)

Kirsty MacPhie (NERC E3 PhD)




Former Members

James Nicholls (postdoc)

Jakob Assmann (PhD student, NERC - cosupervisor)

Katharine Keogan (PhD student - cosupervisor)

Jack Shutt (PhD student, NERC)

Christine Tansey (PhD student, NERC CASE)

Neil Rosser (as PhD student, NERC)

Luis Valente (as Marie Curie fellow)


Copyright of photos on page banner belongs to Liam McNulty (cuckoo flower and orange tip butterfly), Simon Redwood (blue tit eggs), and Chris Martin (frog spawn).