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.
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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.
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.
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