Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

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

Research Interests

I am interested in using a biogeographic approach to address environmental issues of concern to society. My research is focused on using a range of high-quality palaeoecological records derived from sedimentary sequences to determine how fast, where, and why biodiversity is changing mainly from islands worldwide. In addition, I’m interested in  understanding biodiversity baselines and the relationship between biodiversity and human impacts.  After spending 6 very happy years at the Oxford Long-Term Ecology Laboratory I joined the University of Southampton as a lecturer.


Selected Publications

Nogué, S; Santos, A.M.C; Birks H. J. B; Björck, S; Castilla-Beltrán, A; Connor, S; de Boer, E.J;   de Nascimento, L; Fernández-Palacios, J.M; Froyd, C.A; Haberle, S.G; Hooghiemstra, H: Ljung, K; Norder, S.J; Peñuelas, J; Prebble, M; Stevenson, J; Whittaker, R.J; Willis, K.J; Wilmshurst, J.M; Steinbauer, M. J. (2021) The human dimension of biodiversity changes on islands. Science, 488-491.

Castilla-Beltrán, A; de Nascimento, L; Fernández-Palacios, JM; T; Whittaker, R. J; Romeiras, M; Cundy, A; Edwards, M. & Nogué, S. (2021) Effects of Holocene climate change, volcanism and mass migration on the ecosystem of a small, dry island (Brava, Cabo Verde). Journal of Biogeography, DOI:10.1111/jbi.14084.

Nogué, S; de Nascimento, L; Froyd, C.A; Wilmshurst, J.M; de Boer, E.J; Coffey, E; Whittaker, R.J; Fernández-Palacios, J.M. & Willis, K.J (2017) Island biodiversity conservation needs palaeoecology. Nature Ecology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0181.