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School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Dr Chris Terry


Room Number: 6.18, Fogg Building


I am community ecologist with interests in interaction networks and the responses of whole communities to global change. I principally use mathematical models and computer simulations to access the scale needed to understand of complex communities, but have also run experiments of insect population dynamics (Drosophila, aphids and their parasitoids).

My current work, with Axel Rossberg, uses large generalised models of entire interactive communities in virtual landscapes, as part a NERC grant looking to determine the impact of large-scale global change on ecosystems.

Before during QMUL, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford on Drosophila-parasitoid interaction networks across temperature gradients and have conducted a placement at CEH Wallingford working on automated identification of ladybird records using machine learning. My PhD is from the Department of Zoology, University of Oxford where my thesis was on the role of interaction modifications in food webs. I have an MSc in Quantitative Ecology from Silwood Park, Imperial College London, and a BA in Natural Sciences (Plant Sciences) from the University of Cambridge.