Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

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

David studies terrestrial environments through remote sensing and GIS. He is particularly interested in using time series of satellite imagery to understand vegetation dynamics and identify areas of high conservation value.


Selected Publications


Seddon, A. W. R., M. Macias-Fauria, P. R. Long, D. Benz, K. J. Willis (2016).  Sensitivity of global terrestrial ecosystems to climate variability.  Nature 531(7593):229–232, doi:10.1038/nature16986.

Macias-Fauria, M., A. W. R. Seddon, D. Benz, P. R. Long, and K. J. Willis (2014).  Spatiotemporal patterns of warming.  Nature Climate Change 4(10):845–846, doi:10.1038/nclimate2372.

Sedda, L., D. Morley, M. A. H. Braks, L. De Simone, D. Benz, and D. J. Rogers (2014).  Risk assessment of vector-borne diseases for public health governance.  Public Health 128(12):1049-1058, doi:10.1016/j.puhe.2014.08.018.

Bejon, P., T. N. Williams, C. Nyundo, S. I. Hay, D. Benz, P. W. Gething, M. Otiende, J. Peshu, M. Bashraheil, B. Greenhouse, T. Bousema, E. Bauni, K. Marsh, D. L. Smith, and S. Borrmann (2014).  A micro-epidemiological analysis of febrile malaria in Coastal Kenya showing hotspots within hotspots.  eLife 3, doi:10.7554/eLife.02130

Sedda, L., D.W. Morley, D. Benz, G.R.W. Wint, Z. Wan, and D.J. Rogers (2013).  FraRI: an algorithm to account for the discontinuity at 60° N in MODIS temperature products.  International Journal of Remote Sensing 34(4):1220-1233, doi:10.1080/01431161.2012.718467.