Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

Long-Term Ecology, Biodiversity Conservation, and Environmental Stewardship Technologies

Andrew is a DPhil candidate in the Natural Environment Research Council’s (NERC) Doctoral Training Partnership. Using dendrochronological methods, he will be investigating the role of soil nutrients, specifically nitrogen, in controlling the growth of deciduous shrubs in the Arctic tundra. His research will be supervised by Dr. Lizzy Jeffers, Dr. Marc Macias-Fauria (Geography) and Prof. Kathy Willis.

Andrew holds a BSc in Geography (University of St Andrews – 1st class), and an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management (University of Oxford).

Andrew’s research is primarily funded by NERC alongside a smaller Gubay Award from the Isle of Man Government.

See Andrew’s full profile on the Oxford NERC Environmental Research website


Selected Publications


Long, P. R., Benz, D., Martin, A. C., Holland, P. W. A., Macias-Fauria, M., Seddon, A. W. R., Hagemann, R., Frost, T. K., Simpson, A. C., Power, D. J., Slaymaker, M. A. and Willis, K. J. (2017), LEFT – a web-based tool for the remote measurement and estimation of ecological value across global landscapes. Methods Ecol Evol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12924

Martin A.C., Jeffers E.S., Petrokofsky, G., Myers-Smith, I, and Macias-Fauria, M. (2017), Shrub growth and expansion in the Arctic tundra: an assessment of controlling factors using an evidence-based approach. Environmental Research Letters. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa7989

Martin, A. C., and Harvey, W. J. (2017), The Global Pollen Project: A New Tool for Pollen Identification and the Dissemination of Physical Reference Collections. Methods Ecol Evol. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12752

Martin, A. C., & Harvey, W. J. (2017). Global Pollen Project v1.0 [Data set]. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.260180