NERC Independent Research Fellow

Imperial College London

Silwood Park Campus

Buckhurst Road


Berkshire SL5 7PY



Tel: 0044 20 7594 2244

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Curriculum Vitae here

Research keywords:  Food webs, ecological networks, predator-prey interactions, aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, climate change, geothermal areas.

Latest News

  • Becca Kordas starts at Imperial 10th November 2014 A big welcome to the latest member of the Hengill research family, Becca Kordas, who has just started a two-year NSF Fellowship at Imperial College London. Becca is generally interested in how climate change affects the structure of aquatic communities and has just completed her PhD at the University of British Columbia with Prof. Christopher Harley. During her PhD, she developed a novel field-based method for heating the substratum for benthic intertidal organisms and discovered that warming of ~2 °C modified the effect of herbivory on community structure and succession. Her NSF Fellowship is titled "Food web responses to a changing climate; distinguishing effects of warming and trophic interactions on food web structure". She will ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2014, 09:36 by Eoin O'Gorman
  • Planet Earth magazine article 10th October 2014 A new magazine article on my research in Hengill has just appeared in NERC's Planet Earth magazine. The piece describes the Hengill fieldsite for a general audience and explains some of the most interesting effects of rising stream temperatures in the system. Chief among those is the surprising increase in the biomass of trout in the warmer streams. In addition to some poetic descriptions of Reykjavik and Hengill, I talk about an experiment that I set up with colleagues from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London to manipulate trout so that we could investigate the relative importance of stream temperature and top-down control by these large apex predators. We constructed fences in ...
    Posted 8 Dec 2014, 09:32 by Eoin O'Gorman
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