Research Profile

Markus Eichhorn

Biography

I am an ecologist with a particular interest in how forest structure forms through the interactions between trees, and how the architecture of forests influences the many species living inside them. This includes both natural and managed forests in regions from boreal Russia to the tropical rain forests of Malaysia.

Research Interests

My research studies how forest structure forms through the interactions among trees, and how the organisation of forests influences the other species that live inside them. This program includes everything from field surveys through to simulation modelling. I have worked in natural and managed forests in countries all over the world.

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2016)Natural Systems: The Organisation of Life.
Eichhorn MP (2016) Natural Systems: The Organisation of Life. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2018)'Alien honeybees increase pollination risks for range-restricted plants'
Norfolk, O;Gilbert, F;Eichhorn, MP (2018) 'Alien honeybees increase pollination risks for range-restricted plants'. Diversity and Distributions, 24 :705-713 [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Increased efficiency in the second-hand tire trade provides opportunity for dengue control'
Pliego Pliego E;Velázquez-Castro J;Eichhorn MP;Fraguela Collar A; (2018) 'Increased efficiency in the second-hand tire trade provides opportunity for dengue control'. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 437 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Relative ranges of mating and dispersal modulate Allee thresholds in sessile species'
Eichhorn MP, Velazquez-Castro J (2017) 'Relative ranges of mating and dispersal modulate Allee thresholds in sessile species'. Ecological Modelling, 359 :269-275 [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Effects of deer on woodland structure revealed through terrestrial laser scanning'
Eichhorn, MP;Ryding, J;Smith, MJ;Gill, RMA;Siriwardena, GM;Fuller, RJ (2017) 'Effects of deer on woodland structure revealed through terrestrial laser scanning'. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54 :1615-1626 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Too close for comfort: spatial patterns in acorn barnacle populations'
Hooper, RC;Eichhorn, MP (2016) 'Too close for comfort: spatial patterns in acorn barnacle populations'. Population Ecology, 58 :231-239 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Fruit gardens enhance mammal diversity and biomass in a Southeast Asian rainforest'
Moore JM, Sittimongkol S, Campos-Arceiz A, Tok Sumpah, Eichhorn MP (2016) 'Fruit gardens enhance mammal diversity and biomass in a Southeast Asian rainforest'. Biological Conservation, 194 :132-138 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Asymmetric competition causes multimodal size distributions in spatially structured populations'
Velázquez J;Allen RB;Coomes DA;Eichhorn MP; (2016) 'Asymmetric competition causes multimodal size distributions in spatially structured populations'. Proceedings of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 283 (1823) [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Flowering ground vegetation benefits wild pollinators and fruit set of almond within arid smallholder orchards'
Norfolk, O;Eichhorn, MP;Gilbert, F (2016) 'Flowering ground vegetation benefits wild pollinators and fruit set of almond within arid smallholder orchards'. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 9 :236-243 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Contrasting patterns of turnover between plants, pollinators and their interactions'
Norfolk, O;Eichhorn, MP;Gilbert, FS (2015) 'Contrasting patterns of turnover between plants, pollinators and their interactions'. Diversity and Distributions, 21 :405-415 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Migratory bird species benefit from traditional agricultural gardens in arid South Sinai'
Norfolk, O;Power, A;Eichhorn, MP;Gilbert, F (2015) 'Migratory bird species benefit from traditional agricultural gardens in arid South Sinai'. Journal of Arid Environments, 114 :110-115 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Assessing Handheld Mobile Laser Scanners for Forest Surveys'
Ryding, J;Williams, E;Smith, MJ;Eichhorn, MP (2015) 'Assessing Handheld Mobile Laser Scanners for Forest Surveys'. Remote Sensing, 7 :1095-1111 [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Spatial complementarity and the coexistence of species'
Velázquez J;Garrahan JP;Eichhorn MP; (2014) 'Spatial complementarity and the coexistence of species'. Plos One, 9 (12) [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Culturally valuable minority crops provide a succession of floral resources for flower visitors in traditional orchard gardens'
Norfolk, O;Eichhorn, MP;Gilbert, F (2014) 'Culturally valuable minority crops provide a succession of floral resources for flower visitors in traditional orchard gardens'. Biodiversity and Conservation, 23 :3199-3217 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Traditional agricultural gardens conserve wild plants and functional richness in arid South Sinai'
Norfolk O, Eichhorn MP, Gilbert F (2013) 'Traditional agricultural gardens conserve wild plants and functional richness in arid South Sinai'. Basic and Applied Ecology, 14 (8):659-669 [DOI] [Details]
(2013)'Two-stage recovery of amphibian assemblages following selective logging of tropical forests'
Adum GB;Eichhorn MP;Oduro W;Ofori-Boateng C;Rödel MO; (2013) 'Two-stage recovery of amphibian assemblages following selective logging of tropical forests'. Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 27 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2011)'Attraction of ants by an invasive Acacia'
Eichhorn MP, Ratliffe LC, Pollard KM (2011) 'Attraction of ants by an invasive Acacia'. Insect Conservation and Diversity, 4 (3):235-238 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Boreal Forests of Kamchatka: Structure and Composition'
Eichhorn, MP (2010) 'Boreal Forests of Kamchatka: Structure and Composition'. Forests, 1 :154-175 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Pattern reveals process: spatial organisation of a Kamchatkan stone birch forest'
Eichhorn, MP (2010) 'Pattern reveals process: spatial organisation of a Kamchatkan stone birch forest'. Plant Ecology & Diversity, 3 :281-288 [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Herbivory of tropical rain forest tree seedlings correlates with future mortality'
Eichhorn MP;Nilus R;Compton SG;Hartley SE;Burslem DF; (2010) 'Herbivory of tropical rain forest tree seedlings correlates with future mortality'. Ecology, 91 (4) [Details]
(2010)'Spatial organisation of a bimodal forest stand'
Eichhorn, MP (2010) 'Spatial organisation of a bimodal forest stand'. Journal Of Forest Research, 15 :391-397 [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Mating behaviour in Lymnaea stagnalis pond snails is a maternally inherited, lateralized trait'
Davison A;Frend HT;Moray C;Wheatley H;Searle LJ;Eichhorn MP; (2009) 'Mating behaviour in Lymnaea stagnalis pond snails is a maternally inherited, lateralized trait'. Biology Letters, 5 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'The Influence of Soil Type on Rain Forest Insect Herbivore Communities'
Eichhorn, MP;Compton, SG;Hartley, SE (2008) 'The Influence of Soil Type on Rain Forest Insect Herbivore Communities'. Biotropica, 40 :707-713 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Impact of land-use change on dengue and malaria in northern Thailand'
Vanwambeke, SO;Lambin, EF;Eichhorn, MP;Flasse, SP;Harbach, RE;Oskam, L;Somboon, P;van Beers, S;van Benthem, BHB;Walton, C;Butlin, RK (2007) 'Impact of land-use change on dengue and malaria in northern Thailand'. Ecohealth, 4 :37-51 [DOI] [Details]
(2007)'Explaining leaf herbivory rates on tree seedlings in a Malaysian rain forest'
Eichhorn, MP;Fagan, KC;Compton, SG;Dent, DH;Hartley, SE (2007) 'Explaining leaf herbivory rates on tree seedlings in a Malaysian rain forest'. Biotropica, 39 :416-421 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Seedling species determines rates of leaf herbivory in a Malaysian rain forest'
Eichhorn MP, Compton SG, Hartley SE (2006) 'Seedling species determines rates of leaf herbivory in a Malaysian rain forest'. Journal Of Tropical Ecology, 22 (5):513-519 [DOI] [Details]
(2006)'Silvoarable systems in europe - past, present and future prospects'
Eichhorn, MP;Paris, P;Herzog, F;Incoll, LD;Liagre, F;Mantzanas, K;Mayus, M;Moreno, G;Papanastasis, VP;Pilbeam, DJ;Pisanelli, A;Dupraz, C (2006) 'Silvoarable systems in europe - past, present and future prospects'. Agroforestry Systems, 67 :29-50 [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
British Ecological Society Council15-DEC-14 / 15-DEC-17

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer01-OCT-18 /
University of Nottingham Lecturer in Ecology01-SEP-05 / 30-SEP-18
University of Leeds Post-doctorate researcher01-JAN-04 / 31-DEC-04
University of Sheffield Post-doctorate researcher01-JAN-05 / 31-AUG-05

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1999University of Cambridge MANatural Sciences (Ecology)
2003University of Leeds PhDTropical Forest Ecology

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

My teaching covers general ecology, biogeography and conservation. Although there is a focus on plants, including a module on plant identification and taxonomy, my modules cover the whole span of life. My textbook Natural Systems: The Organisation of Life was published in 2016:




I am also keen to promote teaching in the field. This includes participation in the work of the Tropical Biology Association (http://www.tropical-biology.org/). To date I have taught field courses in six countries on four continents.

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