Dr Markus Eichhorn

Research Interests

Trees are the matrix upon which forest communities are built, with their characteristics and distribution shaping the environment for the organisms which live on and around them. My research tackles this from an explicitly spatial perspective, identifying patterns formed by trees within forests and the processes that underpin them. Research is being conducted in a range of locations, from boreal to tropical. This includes forest ecology, spatial community ecology and insect-plant interactions.

                                                  Yes, I’m a tree-hugger, though strictly for measurement purposes only. This is a Larix cajanderi close to the Bystrya river in Central Kamchatka.

I am interested in all aspects of the spatial organisation of natural systems, and would welcome suggestions for research collaborations or applications from graduate students wishing to work in this area.

Find out more about my research on my personal website.

Former students

Syarifah Kamariah's (PhD) project was titled Spatial Patterning and Structural Stability of Tropical Rain Forest.

Saifon Sittimongkol (PhD).

Joe Ryding (PhD).

Edward Tripp (PhD) studyied the conservation of heathland vegetation.

Danielle Richard (MRes, 2011) investigated dispersal of endemic beetles on Lundy cabbage.

Abdlrahman Ibr. Fitori (PhD, 2011) studied plant-insect interactions in Libya.

Lauren Gough (PhD, 2010) was studying spatial patterns in desert shrubs in Tenerife.

Joe Ryding (MRes, 2009) was studying the use of laser scanners to visualise forests in three dimensions.

Stine Marie Simensen (MRes, 2009) was studying conservation of Lundy cabbage.

Visit my official University webpage