Isabel Jones

Research Fellow

Up a big tree in Cusuco National Park, Honduras

PhD, MRes / @_Isabel_Jones

Autobiography: I completed my MSc in Environmental Biology at Plymouth University in 2008, spent a few years working on different conservation and youth development projects and expeditions, before starting my MRes in Ecology, Evolution & Conservation at Imperial College London. After a brief stint as an intern at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, I started my PhD at the University of Stirling in 2013. I now work as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Stirling with Nils Bunnefeld and Daisy Dent.

Research interests: I am a community ecologist, with a focus on tropical forest tree communities, lianas, and carbon storage. I have broad interests in conservation biology, and am developing my experience in human-wildlife conservation conflict research as a postdoc within the ConFooBio research group. My PhD with Daisy Dent, Carlos Peres and Alistair Jump investigated the biodiversity and carbon impacts of landscape-scale tropical forest fragmentation, and carbon storage within regenerating secondary tropical forests.

Visit University of Stirling page here 


Jones, I.L., Peres, C.A., Benchimol, M., Bunnefeld, L., Dent, D.H. (2017) Woody lianas increase in dominance and maintain compositional integrity across an Amazonian dam-induced fragmented landscape. PLoS ONE12(10): e0185527

Jones, I.L., Bunnefeld, N., Jump, A.S., Peres, C.A., Dent, D.H. (2016) Extinction debt on reservoir land-bridge islands. Biological Conservation, 199, 75-83 [Full text (accepted manuscript) available on Research Gate]

Jones, I.L.*, Bull, J.W.*, Milner-Gulland, E.J., Esipov, A.V. & Suttle, K.B. (2013) Quantifying habitat impacts of natural gas infrastructure to facilitate biodiversity offsetting. Ecology and Evolution, 4(1), 79-90

CABI, 2014. Ardisia crenata [original text by I.L. Jones]. Full datasheet, Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK.

CABI, 2013. Pimento dioica, Fragaria vesca, Chamaecrista nictitans [original text by I.L. Jones]. Full datasheets, Invasive Species Compendium. Wallingford, UK.

Pullinger, R., Jones, I.L., Green, S., Danehl, S., 2013. Invasive Alien Species: A review of species proposed for regulation under the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, UK.

Jones, I.L. & Zere, A., 2013. UNFCCC, REDD+, Kew: Climate change, conventions, and conservation. Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, UK.

Blogs on Sti-CS

The Conservation Conversation: Bite-size Brexit

Bringing the tropics to Scotland: BES-TEG 2015

The Conservation Conversation: nature documentaries and science

Brazilian research visas: a “how to?” get through the paperwork minefield and get into the field

Power to the plants: how they’re influencing conservation policy and industry in Uzbekistan

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