Oxford Long-Term Ecology Lab

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

Nicola is a plant ecologist focusing on climate change ecology. Her DPhil research aims to understand the role that plant traits, in particular root traits, play in determining plant response to environmental change with a focus on South African ecosystems. Further research interests include applying a traits-based lens to agriculture, conservation, and restoration issues.

Linkedin | Twitter: @Nicola_Kuhn

Selected Publications

  • Adolf, C., C. Tovar, N. Kühn, H. Behling, J. C. Berrío, G. Dominguez-Vázquez, B. Figueroa-Rangel et al. “Identifying drivers of forest resilience in long-term records from the Neotropics.” Biology letters 16, no. 4 (2020): 20200005. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsbl.2020.0005
  • Tellez, O., E. Mattana, M. Diazgranados, N. Kühn, E. Castillo-Lorenzo, R. Lira, L. Montes-Leyva et al. “Native trees of Mexico: diversity, distribution, uses and conservation.” PeerJ 8 (2020): e9898. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.9898
  • Pironon, S., T. R. Etherington, J.S. Borrell, N. Kühn, M. Macias-Fauria, I. Ondo, C. Tovar, P. Wilkin, and K. J. Willis. “Potential adaptive strategies for 29 sub-Saharan crops under future climate change.” Nature Climate Change 9, no. 10 (2019): 758-763. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41558-019-0585-7
  • Kühn, N., J. Midgley, and S-L. Steenhuisen. “Reproductive biology of three co-occurring, primarily small-mammal pollinated Protea species (Proteaceae).” South African Journal of Botany 113 (2017): 337-345. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sajb.2017.08.020