Professor Guy Woodward - Research Pages

Prof. Guy Woodward - River Nile, Egypt

Professor of Ecology

Imperial College London

Department of Life Sciences

Silwood Park Campus

Buckhurst Road


Berkshire SL5 7PY

United Kingdom

Email: guy.woodward "at" imperial "dot" ac "dot" uk

Series Editor: Advances in Ecological Research

Google Scholar profile here

Research keywords:  Food webs and ecological networks, aquatic ecosystems, biodiversity-ecosystem functioning, metagenomics, human impacts on fresh waters (climate change, acidification, eutrophication, species invasions).

Potential Undergraduate and Masters Research Projects on offer: Invasion of an acidified stream food web by brown trout; Climate change impacts on food webs; Predator-prey interactions in freshwaters; Restoration and conservation of rivers; Predator foraging biology and handling constraints; Global warming in freshwater ecosystems: experimental field studies; Pesticide impacts on ecological networks.

Below: The food web of Lochnagar, an acidified mountain lake in the Scottish highlands (Layer et al. 2010)

Brief cv - Appointments and Academic Career

2015               Professor of Ecology (Full) - Imperial College London

2013               Reader in Ecology - Imperial College London

2013.              Aquatic Ecology Group Leader - British Ecological Society

2012               Reader in Ecology - Queen Mary University of London

2012               Visiting Lecturer – University of Lund, Sweden

2012               Scientific Committee Member – Congress of the Iberian Society of Limnology

2011               Visiting Lecturer – University of Braga, Portugal

2011               External Examiner – Imperial College MSc Programme

2011               Advisory Panel Member for Royal Society / Defra Horizon Scanning Group

2010              Series Editor for Advances in Ecological Research

2008              Senior Lecturer in Ecology (School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, QMUL)

2008              Natural Environment Research Council Peer Review College Member

2005              Associate Editor for Journal of Animal Ecology

2004              Lecturer (SBCS, QMUL).

2002-04         EU 5th Framework Postdoctoral Research Assistant (University College Cork, Ireland)

2000-02         Natural Environment Research Council PDRA (University of Edinburgh) 

2000             a) Research Assistant (QMUL); b) Visiting Lecturer (University of Surrey) 

1999             PhD in Freshwater Ecology (QMUL)

1995             1st Class BSc (Hons) in Ecology and Environmental Management (Cardiff University)

Below: Brown trout are top predators in many of the stream food webs studied by the Woodward research groupAttachment: Brown trout caught from an Icelandic geothermal stream (2009) 

Research Interests
My current research interests are focused on quantifying the impacts of stressors (climate change, acidification, eutrophication, species invasions and habitat alteration) on the structure and functioning of aquatic ecosystems. I am currently collaborating with a range of expert from different disciplines in order to understand the links between patterns and processes in natural systems, and to develop a conceptual framework within which to advance ecological theory. I am particularly interested in how "metabolic theory" can be applied to complex ecological systems. Body size and temperature determine basal metabolic rate, and the consequences of this are manifested across multiple levels of biological organisation, from molecules, to individuals, to entire ecosystems (see image below). Allometric scaling relationships are common in nature (e.g. body size versus ingestion rate, growth rate, interaction strength etc.) and can have potentially profound effects on the structure and dynamics of complex ecological networks (food webs, plant-pollinator networks etc.) and their ability to withstand perturbations.

Above: Cover image from Advances in Ecological Research Volume 43: Ecological networks are comprised of multiple species populations (depicted as spheres in the food web on the right),  each of which is in turn comprised of multiple individuals and genomes (depicted by the DNA molecules within each sphere).  The metagenome of the entire ecosystem determines its functional attributes.

In parallel with this ongoing work I am also developing new individual-based approaches to ecological networks. Most food webs published to date ignore the fact that trophic interactions occur between individuals, even though this is the level at which feeding links are realised.  An individual-based perspective can reveal surprising differences from the traditional viewpoint. Ultimately, one of my aims of my research is to use it to address more applied issues: in particular, I am interested in how food webs and ecosystems respond to stressors - especially climate change. If we can understand the underlying mechanisms then we are in a better position to be able to conserve, or even restore, damaged ecosystems.  Much of my current research is now directed towards studying geothermally-heated streams in Iceland (see Figure below), to study the impacts of global warming on natural systems.  

Below: Icelandic geothermal streams are "sentinel systems" of climate change, studied by the Woodward research group


Research Group and Grant Awards
I have been awarded >£10.6m of external research grant funding since 2005 as PI or Co-I. In 2015 I was awarded £3.7m as Project Leader of a NERC Large Grant on "Gene-to-ecosystem impacts of global warming", in a multi-instutional bid with a diverse range partners in 10 countries.  In 2012 I was awarded £3.7m, including £430k as PI on part of a larger consortium (£3m) NERC grant led by Isabelle Durance at Cardiff University and £700k on a NERC Standard Grant led by Dr Mark Ledger.  I was awarded £511k in 2011 as PI for another NERC Standard grant ("Using individual metabolism and body size to predict climate warming impacts on aquatic food webs"; Woodward, Reuman, Petchey & Reiss).  In 2010 I was awarded >£1m as a Co-Investigatior on two NERC Standard grants (PIs: Jon Grey & Mark Trimmer)I was previously the Principal Investigator on a NERC Grant (£372k) "Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships in fresh waters: a food web perspective" (2006-2009).  I co-wrote another NERC Grant as the named PDRA (£338k [2005-2008]) investigating how the introduction of a top predator alters the structure and functioning of a stream food web and was awarded a further two years of funding (£575k [2008-2010) as Co-I under the NERC EHFI scheme to carry out an additional bottom-up manipulation of the same food web. In addition to the grants above, I have received >£500k from the European Science Foundation, the John Spedan Lewis Foundation, AXA Insurance, and NERC Open Case and NERC Algorithim studentships.

Research Collaborations

I have a broad range of active and ongoing collaborations with many world experts in population, community and ecosystem ecology, including Dr Jose Montoya (CNRS, France), Prof. Joel Cohen (Rockefeller Institute, USA), Dr Dan Reuman (Kansas State, USA), Prof. Owen Petchey (University of Zurich), Prof. Simon Jennings (CEFAS / University of East Anglia), Prof. Bo Ebenman (Linkoping University, Sweden) and Dr Nikolai Friberg (NIVA, Norway). Our work has included investigating the mechanistic basis of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships and food web interactions (e.g., see Figure of Broadstone Stream food web below), including measuring and predicting the possible impacts of climate change on natural ecosystems.  

Below: Broadstone Stream food web: one of the model systems studied by the Woodward research group 

Previous and Current Postdoctoral Reasearch Assistants 
(inc. first employment post PDRA/Fellowship)
                    1.              Dr Rebecca Kordas (2014-2016) NSF funded [Fellowship; PI – Woodward]
                    2.              Dr Murray Thompson (2013-2014)  NERC funded [PI – Woodward.             
                    3.         Dr Kris Hart (2013-2015) NERC funded [PI –Trimmer; Co-I Woodward]
                    4.              Dr Chris Hulatt (2012-2015)  NERC funded [PI –Ledger/ Trimmer; Co-I Woodward]
                    5.              Dr Matthew O’Callaghan (2012-2015)  NERC funded [PI –Ledger/Trimmer; Co-I Woodward]
                    6.              Dr Daniel M. Perkins (2012-2015) NERC funded [PI - Woodward; Co-I Grey] (Lecturer - University of Roehampton)
                    7.              Dr Eoin O'Gorman (2011-14)  NERC funded [PI - Woodward; Co-Is Reuman, & Petchey (NERC Research Fellow 2014-2019)
                    8.              Dr Nicola Ings (2011-15) NERC funded [PI –Grey; Co-Is Woodward, Trimmer, Hildrew]
                    9.              Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher  (2010-13) NERC funded [PI –Trimmer; Co-Is Woodward, Reuman] (Lecturer, University of Exeter)
                    10.           Dr Julia Reiss (2006-2009)  NERC funded [PI –Woodward, Co-I Hildrew] (Lecturer - University of Roehampton)
                    11.           Dr Francois Edwards  (2005-2010) NERC funded [PI –Jones; Co-Is –Woodward, Hildrew, Grey, Trimmer] (CEH Senior Research Officer)

PhD students (inc. first employment post PhD)

  1. Mr Sam North (2014) "Developing new ecoinformatics approaches for characterising complex ecological networks"
  2. Mr Joe Huddart (2013).  "Restoration of Chalk Rivers: Challenging Ecological Theory with Real-World Data"
  3. Mr Lei Zhao (2012)  Associate Student "Developing Network Approaches to Bioassessment in Chinese Freshwaters"
  4. Ms Xueke Lu (2012, with Dr A. Ma, QMUL) “Applying Information Theory to Ecological Networks"
  5. Ms Clare Gray (2012, with Dr A. Ma, QMUL; Dr Michael Dobson, Freshwater Biological Association; Dr Francois Edwards, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology)  QMUL CASE “Developing a novel network-based approach to biomonitoring”
  6. Ms Victoria Warren (2011, with Dr M. Trimmer - NERC funded) "Environmental warming impacts on biogeochemical cycles in freshwater mesocosms"
  7. Ms Georgina Adams (2011, with Dr D. Reuman & Prof. S. Jennings) "Developing individual-based approaches to assess size-structure in commercial fisheries"
  8. Mr Matteo Dossena (2011, with Dr M. Trimmer - AXA Insurance funded) "Predicting climate change impacts in complex ecosystems: a mesocosm approach" 
  9. Dr Aurora Samson (2011, with Prof. A. Hildrew & Jon Grey - NERC funded) "Methane as a carbon source in stream food webs"
  10. Dr Gareth Jenkins (2010 - NERC funded)  "Recovery from acidification and trout invasion of a complex stream food web" (BP)
  11. Dr Murray Thompson (2009; with Dr Steve Brooks & Dr Carl Sayer - John Lewis Partnership funded) - "The decline of riverflies in chalk rivers" (Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Imperial and UCL)
  12. Dr Rebecca Stewart (2008; with Dr Genoveva Esteban & Prof. Bland Finlay - NERC funded) - "Protist assemblages under simulated global warming scenarios" (University of Lund Postdoctoral Researcher, Sweden)
  13. Dr Doris Pichler (2008; with Dr Nikolai Friberg - NERC funded) "Climate change in Icelandic geothermal streams" (Syngenta)
  14. Dr Jack Forster (2008; with Dr Andrew Hirst - NERC funded) - "Metabolic constraints on zooplankton life-history" (UK Civil Service)
  15. Dr Shaun Cotter (2006; part-time, with Prof. A. Hildrew - self-funded) "Impacts of watercress farming on chalk streams"
  16. Dr Rick Hayes (2007; with Dr J. Grey - QMUL Studentship) "Impacts of exotic invasive crayfish in U.K. rivers" (Environment Agency, UK)
  17. Dr Rasmus Lauridsen (2005 part-time & with Prof. A. Hildrew & Dr J.I. Jones; QMUL Studentship) "Consumer-resource stoichiometry in stream food webs" (NERC Research Assistant with Jones, Trimmer, Grey & Woodward at QMUL) 
  18. Dr Daniel Perkins (2006 - NERC funded) "Climate change impacts on biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relations" (Visiting Lecturer at University of Surrey and QMUL; Lecturer at Roehampton University)
  19. Dr Gabriel Yvon-Durocher (2006 -2010; with Dr J. Montoya & Dr M. Trimmer - NERC funded)  "Climate change impacts on nutrient cycling and ecosystem metabolism in mesocosms" (NERC Post-doc with Trimmer, Reuman & Woodward at QMUL)
  20. Dr Katrin Layer (2005-2010; with Prof. A. Hildrew - QMUL Studentship) "Food web responses to changing acidity in freshwaters" (German Government - Environmental Consultancy)
  21. Dr Sally Hladyz (2002-2006, with Prof. Paul Giller, UCC - EU 5th Framework funded); see above (CSIRO, Australia)

I typically supervise several MSc project students each year, from across a broad range of subject areas - in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015 my group took several MSc students to Iceland, where they carried out the fieldwork for their research dissertations. Several of these MSc projects have resulted in published scientific papers (e.g. O'Gorman et al. 2012;   Rawcliffe et al. 2010 and Woodward et al 2008 [see list of publications below]). 


a) Selected papers (full list of publications below; * denotes G. Woodward as corresponding author)

1. PRIMARY RESEARCH: *[pdf] Woodward G., et al. (2012) Continental-scale effects of nutrient pollution on stream ecosystem functioning.  Science, 336, 1448-1440.

2. PRIMARY RESEARCH  Yvon-Durocher, G., et al. (2012) Reconciling differences in the temperature-dependence of ecosystem respiration across time scales and ecosystem types.  Nature, in press.

3. PRIMARY RESEARCH: *[pdf] Woodward, G., et al (2010)  Sentinel systems on the razor's edge: effects of warming on Arctic stream ecosystems.  Global Change Biology,16, 1979-1991.

4. REVIEW: *[pdf] Woodward, G., et al (2005) Body-size in ecological networks. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 20, 402-409.

5. REVIEW *[pdf] Ings,T.C., et al (2009). Ecological networks - beyond food webs. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, 253-269.

Ings et al. review paper (Corresponding Author: G. Woodward) "Ecological networks: beyond food webs" (2009).  This paper was the most highly cited article in the journal in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

b) All publications, from 2001-date (* denotes G. Woodward as corresponding author) - please e-mail me if you would like reprints.  

Peer-reviewed journal papers (+ denotes Woodward as Corresponding Author; key papers are highlighted with “*” and bold text)

  1. Brennan, A. C., Woodward, G., Seehausen, O., Muñoz-Fuentes, V., Moritz, C., Guelmami, A., ... & Edelaar, P. (2015). Hybridization due to changing species distributions: adding problems or solutions to conservation of biodiversity during global change?. Evolutionary Ecology Research16(6), 475-491.
  2. Plebani, M., Fussmann, K. E., Hansen, D. M., O'Gorman, E. J., Stewart, R. I., Woodward, G., & Petchey, O. L. (2015). Substratum‐dependent responses of ciliate assemblages to temperature: a natural experiment in Icelandic streams. Freshwater Biology.
  3. Bennett, E. M., Cramer, W., Begossi, A., Cundill, G., Díaz, S., Egoh, B. N., ... & Woodward, G. (2015). Linking biodiversity, ecosystem services, and human well-being: three challenges for designing research for sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability14, 76-85.
  4. Woodward, G., Bonada, N., Feeley, H. B., & Giller, P. S. (2015). Resilience of a stream community to extreme climatic events and long‐term recovery from a catastrophic flood. Freshwater Biology.
  5. Yvon‐Durocher, G., Dossena, M., Trimmer, M., Woodward, G., & Allen, A. P. (2015). Temperature and the biogeography of algal stoichiometry. Global Ecology and Biogeography24(5), 562-570.
  6. +Perkins, D. M., Bailey, R. A., Dossena, M., Gamfeldt, L., Reiss, J., Trimmer, M., & Woodward, G. (2015). Higher biodiversity is required to sustain multiple ecosystem processes across temperature regimes. Global change biology21(1), 396-406.
  7. +Gray, C., Baird, D. J., Baumgartner, S., Jacob, U., Jenkins, G. B., O'Gorman, E. J., ... & Woodward, G. (2014). FORUM: Ecological networks: the missing links in biomonitoring science. Journal of Applied Ecology, 51, 1444-1449.
  8. +Leitch, A. R., Leitch, I. J., Trimmer, M., Guignard, M. S., & Woodward, G. (2014). Impact of genomic diversity in river ecosystems. Trends in Plant Science, 19, 361-366.
  9. +O'Gorman, E. J., Benstead, J. P., Cross, W. F., Friberg, N., Hood, J. M., Johnson, P. W., Sigurdsson, B. D. and Woodward, G. (2014), Climate change and geothermal ecosystems: natural laboratories, sentinel systems, and future refugia. Global Change Biology, 20, 3291–3299.
  10. Mace, G. M., Reyers, B., Alkemade, R., Biggs, R., Chapin, F. S., Cornell, S. E., ... & Woodward, G. (2014). Approaches to defining a planetary boundary for biodiversity. Global Environmental Change, 28, 289-297.
  11. Lauridsen, R. B., Edwards, F. K., Cross, W. F., Woodward, G., Hildrew, A. G., & Jones, J. I. (2014). Consequences of inferring diet from feeding guilds when estimating and interpreting consumer–resource stoichiometry. Freshwater Biology, 59, 1497-1508.
  12. Stewart, R. I., Dossena, M., Bohan, D. A., Jeppesen, E., Kordas, R. L., Ledger, M. E., ... & Woodward, G. (2013). Mesocosm experiments as a tool for ecological climate-change research. Adv. Ecol. Res, 48, 71-181.
  13. Ledger, M. E., Milner, A. M., Brown, L. E., Edwards, F. K., Hudson, L. N., & Woodward, G. (2013). Extreme Climatic Events Alter Aquatic Food Webs. A Synthesis of Evidence from a Mesocosm Drought Experiment. Advances in Ecological Research, 48, 343-395.
  14. Bohan, D. A., Raybould, A., Mulder, C., Woodward, G., Tamaddoni-Nezhad, A., Bluthgen, N., ... & Macfadyen, S. (2013). Networking Agroecology: Integrating the Diversity of Agroecosystem Interactions.  Advances in Ecological Research, 48, 1-67.
  15. Adams, G. L., Pichler, D. E., Cox, E. J., O'Gorman, E. J., Seeney, A., Woodward, G. and Reuman, D. C. (2013). Diatoms can be an important exception to temperature–size rules at species and community levels of organization. Global Change Biology, 19, 3540–3552.
  16. Woodward, G., Gray, C. & Baird, D.J. (2013). Biomonitoring for the 21st Century: new perspectives in an age of globalisation and emerging environmental threats. Limnetica, 32, 159–174.
  17. Jenkins, G. B., Woodward, G., & Hildrew, A. G. (2013). Long-term amelioration of acidity accelerates decomposition in headwater streams.  Global Change Biol. 19, 1100-1106.
  18. Hudson, L. N., et al (2013). Cheddar: analysis and visualisation of ecological communities in R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 4, 99-104.
  19. *Ledger, M.E., et al., (2012) Drought alters the structure and functioning of complex food webs.  Nature Climate Change, 3, 223-227.
  20. Dangles, O., Carpio, C. and Woodward, G. (2012). Size-dependent species removal impairs ecosystem functioning in a large-scale tropical field experiment.  Ecology, 93, 2615-2625.
  21. Layer, K., Hildrew, A.G. and Woodward, G. (2012). Grazing and detritivory in 20 stream food webs across a broad pH gradient. Oecologia, 171, 459-471.
  22. Hagen, M., Kissling, W.D., Rasmussen, C., de Aguiar, M.A.M., Brown, L.E., Carstensen, D.W., Alves-dos-Santos, I., Dupont, Y.L., Edwards, F.K., Genini, J., Guimaräes, P.R., Jenkins, G.B., Jordano, P., Kaiser-Bunbury, C.N., Ledger, M., Maia, K.M., Marquitti, F.M.D., McLaughlin, O., Morellato, L.P.C., O’Gorman, E., Trøjelsgaard, K., Tylianakis, J.M., Vidal, M.M., Woodward, G. and Olesen, J.M. (2012)  Biodiversity, species interactions and ecological networks in a fragmented world.  Advances in Ecological Research, 46, 89-210.
  23. +Woodward, G., Brown, L.E., Edwards, F.K., Hudson, L.N., Milner, A.M., Reuman, D.C., and Ledger, M.E. (2012). Climate change impacts in multispecies systems: drought alters food web size-structure in a field experiment.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B, 367, 2990-2997.
  24. *+Woodward, G., Gessner, M.O., Giller, P.S., Gulis, V., Hladyz, S., Lecerf, A., Malmqvist, B., McKie, B.G., Tiegs, S.D., Cariss, H., Dobson, M., Elosegi, A., Ferreira, V., Graça, M.A.S., Fleituch, T., Lacoursière, J.O., Nistorescu, M., Pozo, J., Risnoveanu, G., Schindler, M.,  Vadineanu, A., Vought, L. B.-M., Chauvet, E.  (2012). Continental-scale effects of nutrient pollution on stream ecosystem functioning. Science, 336, 1448-1440.
  25. *Yvon-Durocher, G., Caffrey, J.M., Cescatti, A., Dossena, M., del Giorgio, P., Gasol, J.M., Montoya, J.M., Pumpanen, J., Staehr, P.A., Trimmer, M., Woodward, G., Allen, A.P. (2012). Reconciling differences in the temperature-dependence of ecosystem respiration across time scales and ecosystem types.  Nature, 487, 472-476.
  26. Lauridsen, R.B., Edwards, F.K., Bowes, M.J., Woodward, G., Hildrew, A.G., Ibbotson, A.T., Jones, J.I. (2012). Consumer-resource elemental imbalances in a nutrient rich stream. Freshwater Science, 31, 408-422.
  27. Dossena, M., Grey, J., Montoya, J.M., Perkins, D.M., Trimmer, M., Woodward, G. and Yvon-Durocher, G. (2012). Warming alters community size structure and ecosystem functioning.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B., 1740, 3011-3019.
  28. Thompson, R.M., Dunne, J. and Woodward, G. (2012). Freshwater food webs – towards a more fundamental understanding of biodiversity and community dynamics.  Freshwater Biology, 57, 1329-1341.
  29. Perkins, D.M., Yvon-Durocher, G., Demars, B.O.L., Reiss, J., Pichler, D.E., Friberg, N., Trimmer, M. & Woodward, G. (2012). Consistent temperature dependence of respiration across streams contrasting in thermal history.  Global Change Biology, 18, 1300-1311.
  30. Gilljam, D., Thierry, A., Edwards, F.K., Figueroa, D., Ibbotson, A.T., Jones, J.I., Lauridsen, R.B., Petchey, O.L., Woodward, G. & Ebenman, B. (2011)  Seeing double: size-based versus taxonomic views of food web structure.  Advances in Ecological Research, 45, 67-134.
  31. Forster, J., Hirst, A.G., and Woodward, G. (2011). Growth and development have different thermal responses.  American Naturalist, 178, 668 -678.
  32. Gudmundsdottir, R., Gislason, G.M., Palsson, S., Olafsson, J.S., Schomacker, A., Hannesdottir, E.R., Friberg, N., Woodward, G., and Moss, B. (2011). Effects of temperature regime on primary producers in Icelandic geothermal streams.  Aquatic Botany, 95, 278-286.
  33. +Layer, K., Hildrew, A.G., Jenkins, G.B., Riede, J., Rossiter, S.J., Townsend, C.R., and Woodward, G. (2011). Long-term dynamics of a well-characterised food web: four decades of acidification and recovery in the Broadstone Stream model system. Advances in Ecological Research, 44, 69-117.
  34. Friberg, N., Bonada, N., Bradley, D.C., Dunbar, M.J., Edwards,  F.K., Grey, J., Hayes, R.B., Hildrew, A.G., Lamouroux, N., Trimmer, M., and Woodward, G. (2011). Biomonitoring of human impacts in freshwater ecosystems: the good, the bad, and the ugly.  Advances in Ecological Research, 44, 2-68.
  35. +Hladyz, S., Ǻbjörnsson, K., Cariss, H., Chauvet, E., Dobson, M., Elosegi, A., Ferreira, V., Fleituch, T., Gessner, M.O., Giller, P.S., Graça, M.A.S., Gulis, V., Hutton, S.A.,Lacoursière, J., Lamothe, S., Lecerf, A., Malmqvist, B., McKie, B.G., Nistorescu, M., Preda, E., Riipinen, M.P., Rîşnoveanu, G., Schindler, M., Tiegs, S.D., Vought, L.B.M., and Woodward, G. (2011). Stream ecosystem functioning in an agricultural landscape: the importance of terrestrial-aquatic linkages. Advances in Ecological Research, 44, 211-276.
  36. +Reiss, J., Bailey, R.A., Perkins, D.M., Pluchinotta, A. and Woodward, G. (2011). Testing effects of consumer richness, evenness and body size on ecosystem functioning. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80, 1145-1154.
  37. Ledger, M.E., Edwards, F.K., Brown, L.E., Milner, A.M. and Woodward, G. (2011). Impact of simulated drought on ecosystem biomass production: an experimental test in stream mesocosms. Global Change Biology, 17, 2288-2297.
  38. +Hladyz, S., Ǻbjörnsson, K., Giller, P.S. and Woodward, G. (2011). Impacts of an aggressive riparian invader on community structure and ecosystem functioning in stream food webs. Journal of Applied Ecology, 48, 453-452.
  39. Yvon-Durocher, G., Reiss, J., Blanchard,J., Ebenman, B., Perkins, D.M., Reuman, D.C., Thierry, A., Woodward, G. and Petchey, O.L. (2011). Across ecosystem comparisons of size structure: methods, approaches, and prospects. Oikos, 120, 550-563.
  40. +Yvon-Durocher G, Montoya JM, Trimmer M and Woodward G (2011). Warming alters the size spectrum and shifts the distribution of biomass in freshwater ecosystems. Global Change Biology, 17, 1681-1694.
  41. Demars, B., Woodward, G. et al. (2011). Temperature and the metabolic balance of streams. Freshwater Biology, 56, 1106-1121.
  42. Brown, L., Edwards, F., Milner, A., Woodward, G., Ledger, M. (2011). Food web complexity and allometric-scaling relationships in stream mesocosms: implications for experimentation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80, 884-895.
  43. Yvon-Durocher G, Montoya JM, Jones JI, Woodward G, Trimmer M (2011). Warming alters the fraction of primary production released as methane in freshwater mesocosms. Global Change Biology, 17, 1225-1234.
  44. Yvon-Durocher, G., Allen, A.P., Montoya, J.M., Trimmer, M. and Woodward, G. (2010). The temperature dependence of the carbon cycle in aquatic systems. Advances in Ecological Research, 43, 267-313.
  45. +Woodward, G., Blanchard, J., Lauridsen, R.B., Edwards, F.K., Jones, J.I., Figueroa, D., Warren, P.H., and Petchey, O.L. (2010). Individual-based food webs: species identity, body size and sampling effects. Advances in Ecological Research, 43, 211-266.
  46. +Reiss, J., Bailey, R.A., Cássio, F., Woodward, G. and Pascoal, C. (2010a). Assessing the contribution of micro-organisms and macrofauna to biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships in freshwater microcosms. Advances in Ecological Research, 43, 150-176.
  47. Purdy, K.J., Hurd, P.J., Moya-Laraño, J., Trimmer, M. and Woodward, G. (2010). Systems biology for ecology: from molecules to ecosystems. Advances in Ecological Research, 43, 87-149.
  48. +Perkins, D. M., McKie, B.G., Malmqvist, B., Gilmour, S.G., Reiss, J. and Woodward, G. (2010). Environmental warming and biodiversity-ecosystem functioning in freshwater microcosms: partitioning the effects of species identity, richness and metabolism. Advances in Ecological Research, 43,177-209.
  49. +Woodward, G., Benstead, J.P., Beveridge, O.S., Blanchard, J., Brey, T., Brown, L., Cross, W.F., Friberg, N., Ings, T.C., Jacob, U., Jennings, S., Ledger, M.E., Milner, A.M., Montoya, J.M., O'Gorman, E.O., Olesen, J.M., Petchey, O.L., Pichler, D.E., Reuman, D.C., Thompson, M.S., Van Veen, F.J.F., and Yvon-Durocher, G. (2010). Ecological networks in a changing climate.  Advances in Ecological Research, 42, 72-138.
  50. Olesen, J.M., Dupont, Y.L., O'Gorman, E.J, Ings, T.C., Layer, K., Melián, C.J., Troejelsgaard, K., Pichler, D.E., Rasmussen, C. and Woodward, G. (2010). From Broadstone to Zackenberg: space, time and hierarchies in ecological networks.  Advances in Ecological Research, 42, 1-71.
  51. +Hladyz, S., Tiegs, S.D., Gessner, M.O., Giller, P.S., Risnoveanu, G., Preda, E., Nistorescu, M., Schindler, M. and Woodward, G. (2010). Leaf-litter breakdown in pasture and deciduous woodland streams: a comparison among three European regions. Freshwater Biology, 55, 1916-1929.
  52. +Layer, K., Riede, J.O., Hildrew, A.G. and Woodward, G. (2010). Food web structure and stability in 20 streams across a wide pH gradient.  Advances in Ecological Research, 42, 265-301.
  53. +Layer, K., Hildrew, A.G., Monteith, D. and Woodward, G. (2010). Long-term variation in the littoral food web of an acidified mountain lake. Global Change Biology , 11, 3133-3143.
  54. +Perkins, D.M., Reiss, J., Yvon-Durocher, G. and Woodward, G.  (2010). Global change and food webs in running waters.  Hydrobiologia, 657, 181-198.
  55. +Woodward, G., Perkins, D.M., Brown, L.E.  (2010). Climate change in freshwater ecosystems: impacts across multiple levels of organisation.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 365, 2093-2106.
  56. Yvon-Durocher, G., Woodward, G., Jones, J.I., Trimmer, M. & Montoya, J.M. (2010). Warming alters the metabolic balance of ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B., 365, 2117-2126.
  57. +Rawcliffe, R., Sayer, C.D., Woodward, G., Grey, J., Davidson, T.A. & Jones, J.I. (2010). Back to the future: using palaeolimnology to infer long-term changes in shallow lake food webs. Freshwater Biology, 55, 600–613.
  58. Woodward, G., Christensen, J.B., Olafsson, J.S., Gislason, G.M., Hannesdottir, E.R. and Friberg, N. (2010). Sentinel systems on the razor's edge: effects of warming on Arctic stream ecosystems. Global Change Biology, 16, 1979-1991.
  59. Larranaga, A., Layer, K., Basaguren, A., Pozo, J. and Woodward, G. (2010). Consumer body composition and community structure in a stream food web is altered by pH. Freshwater Biology, 55, 670–680.
  60. Riipinen, M., Fleituch, T., Hladyz, S., Woodward, G., Giller, P.S. and Dobson, M. (2010). Invertebrate community structure and ecosystem functioning in European conifer plantation streams. Freshwater Biology, 55, 346-359.
  61. Montoya, J.M., Woodward, G., Emmerson, M.C. and Sole, R.C. (2009). Press perturbations and indirect effects in real food webs. Ecology, 90, 2426-2433.
  62. Reiss, J., Bridle, J., Montoya, J.M. and Woodward, G. (2009). Emerging horizons in biodiversity and ecosystem functioning research.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24, 505-514.
  63. +Ings,T.C., Montoya, J.M., Bascompte, J., Bluthgen, N., Brown, L., Dormann, C.F., Edwards, F., Figueroa, D., Jacob, U., Jones, J.I., Lauridsen, R.B., Ledger, M.E., Lewis, H.M., Olesen, J.M., Van Veen, F.J.F., Warren, P.H., & Woodward, G. (2009). Ecological networks - beyond food webs. Journal of Animal Ecology, 78, 253-269.
  64. + Woodward, G. (2009). Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning and food webs in freshwaters: assembling the jigsaw puzzle. Freshwater Biology, 54, 2171-2187.
  65. +Hladyz, S., Gessner, M.O., Giller, P.S., Pozo, J. & Woodward, G. (2009). Resource quality and stoichiometric constraints in a stream food web. Freshwater Biology, 54, 957–970.
  66. Vaughan, I.P., Diamond, M., Gurnell, A.M., Hall, K.A., Jenkins, A., Milner, N.J., Naylor, L.A., Sear, D.A., Woodward, G. & Ormerod, S.J. (2009). Integrating ecology with hydromorphology: a priority for river science and management. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 19, 113-125.
  67. Reuman, D.C., Mulder, C., Banasek-Richter, C., Cattin Blandenier, M.F., Breure, A.M., Den Hollander, H., Knetiel, J.M., Raffaelli, D., Woodward, G. and Cohen, J.E. (2009). Allometry of body size and abundance in 166 food webs. Advances in Ecological Research, 41, 1-46.
  68. +Woodward, G., Papantoniou, G., Edwards, F.E. and Lauridsen, R. (2008). Trophic trickles and cascades in a complex food web: impacts of a keystone predator on stream community structure and ecosystem processes. Oikos, 117, 683-692.
  69. McKie, B.G., Woodward, G., Hladyz, S., Nistorescu, M., Preda, E., Popescu, C., Giller, P.S. and Malmqvist, B. (2008). Ecosystem functioning in stream assemblages from different regions: contrasting responses to variation in detritivore richness, evenness and density. Journal of Animal Ecology, 77, 495–504.
  70. +Yvon-Durocher, G., Montoya, J.M., Emmerson, M.C. and Woodward, G. (2008) Macroecological patterns and niche structure in a new marine food web. Central European Journal of Biology, 3, 91-103.
  71. Brose U. et al. (2006). Consumer-resource body-size relationships in natural food webs. Ecology, 87, 2411-2417.
  72. +Woodward, G., Ebenman, B., Emmerson, M., Montoya, J.M., Olesen, J.M., Valido, A. & Warren, P.H. (2005). Body-size in ecological networks. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 20, 402-409.
  73. +Woodward G., Speirs D.C. and Hildrew A.G. (2005). Quantification and temporal resolution of a complex size-structured food web. Advances in Ecological Research, 36, 85-135.
  74. Brose U. et al. (2005). Body sizes of consumers and their resources. Ecology, 86, 2545-2546.
  75. Shorten, M., Woodward, G. et al. (2005). Kinematic analysis of swimming in Australian box jellyfish - Chiropsalmus sp.and Chironex fleckeri (Cubozoa, Cnidaria, Chirodropidae). Journal of Zoology, 267, 371–380.
  76. Petchey O.L., Downing A.L., Mittelbach G.G., Persson L., Steiner C.F., Warren P.H. and Woodward G. (2004). Species loss and the structure and functioning of multitrophic aquatic systems. Oikos 104, 467-478.
  77. Hildrew A.G., Woodward G., Winterbottom J.H. and Orton S. (2004). Strong density-dependence in a predatory insect: larger scale experiments in a stream. Journal of Animal Ecology, 73, 448-458.
  78. +Woodward G., Jones J.I., and Hildrew A.G. (2002). Community persistence in Broadstone Stream (UK) over three decades. Freshwater Biology, 47, 1419-1435.
  79. +Woodward G., and Hildrew A.G. (2002). Body-size determinants of niche overlap and intraguild predation within a complex food web. Journal of Animal Ecology, 71, 1063-1074.
  80.  +Woodward G., and Hildrew A.G. (2002). Differential vulnerability of prey to an invading top predator: integrating field surveys and laboratory experiments. Ecological Entomology, 27, 732-744.
  81. +Woodward G., and Hildrew A.G. (2002) Food web structure in riverine landscapes. Freshwater Biology 47, 777-798.
  82. Ledger M.E., Crowe A.L.M., Woodward G. and Winterbourn M.J. (2002). Is the mobility of stream insects related to their diet? Archiv fur Hydrobiologie, 154, 41-59
  83. +Woodward G. and Hildrew A.G. (2002). The impact of a sit and wait predator: separating consumption and prey emigration. Oikos 99, 409-418
  84. +Woodward G. and Hildrew A.G. (2001). Invasion of a stream food web by a new top predator. Journal of Animal Ecology, 70, 273-288.


Special Issues / Thematic Volumes as Volume Editor

  1. Pawar, S., Dell, A.I. & Woodward, G. (2015). “Trait-Based Ecology-From Structure to Function”.  Advances in Ecological Research, 52. In prep.
  2. Baird, D., et al. (2014). “Big Data in Ecology”. Advances in Ecological Research, 51. In press.
  3. Moya-Laraño, J., Rowntree, J. & Woodward, G. (2014). “Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics”. Advances in Ecological Research, 50. In press.
  4. Woodward, G. and Bohan, D. (2013). “Ecological Networks in Agricultural Systems”.  Advances in Ecological Research, 49, 524.
  5. Woodward, G. and O’Gorman, E. (2013). “Global change and multispecies systems: Part III “. Advances in Ecological Research, 48, 440. 
  6. Woodward, G., Jacob, U. & O’Gorman, E. (2012). “Global change and multispecies systems: Part II”. Advances in Ecological Research, 47, 536. 
  7. Jacob, U. and Woodward, G. (2012). “Global change and multispecies systems: Part I”. Advances in Ecological Research, 46, 524.
  8. Woodward, G. (2011).Ecosystems in a Human-modified Landscape: a European Perspective”. Advances in Ecological Research, 44, 400.
  9. Woodward, G. (2010). “Integrative Ecology: From Molecules to Ecosystems”. Advances in Ecological Research, 43, 348.
  10. Woodward, G. (2010). “Ecological Networks”. Advances in Ecological Research, 42, 454.


Special Issues / Thematic Volumes Commissioned as Series Editor

  1. Belgrano, A. and Reiss, J. (2011). “Body size in ecosystems”. Advances in Ecological Research, 45, 318.


Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

(a)  Contributions to Books Edited by Others

  1. +Gray, C., Bista, I., Creer, S., Demars, B., Falciani, F., Monteith, D., Sun, X., and Woodward, G.  “Freshwater conservation and biomonitoring of structure and function: genes to ecosystems.”  In Aquatic Functional Biodiversity.  Belgrano, A., Jacob, U. and Woodward, G. (eds. (Elsevier) 2015, in press.
  2. Woodward, G., Friberg, N. and Hildrew A.G. ”Science and non-science in the biomonitoring and conservation of fresh waters,” In Freshwater Ecosystems and Aquaculture Research. deCarlo, F. & Bassano, A. eds (Nova Science Publishing, New York) 2010, 277-288.
  3. +Woodward, G. & Warren, P. H. “Body size and predatory interactions in freshwaters: scaling from individuals to communities.” In Body size: The Structure and Function of Aquatic Ecosystems. Hildrew, A.G., Raffaelli, D. and Edmonds-Brown, R. eds, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge) 2007, 98-117.
  4. +Woodward, G. & Layer, K. “Pattern and process in the Lochnagar food web.” In Lochnagar: The Natural History of a Mountain Lake. Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research. Rose, N. L. ed (Springer, Dordrecht), 2007, 231- 252.
  5. Woodward, G., Thompson, R., Hildrew, A.G. and Townsend, C.R. “Pattern and process in food webs: evidence from running waters.” In Aquatic Food Webs: An Ecosystem Perspective. Belgrano, A., ed, (Oxford University Press, Oxford), 2005. 51-66.
  6. Montoya, J. M., Emmerson, M. C., Solé, R. V. and Woodward G. "Perturbations and indirect effects in complex food webs." In Dynamic food webs: multispecies assemblages, ecosystem development, and environmental change. de Ruiter, P. C., Wolters, V., Moore, J.C., eds, ( Academic Press, San Diego), 2005, 369-380.
  7. +Woodward, G., Emmerson, M.E., Olesen, J.M., Valido, A., Warren, P.H. and Ebenman, B. “Body-size determinants of pattern and process in ecological networks.” In Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies assemblages, ecosystem development, and environmental change. de Ruiter, P.C., Wolters, V. and Moore, J.C. eds, (Academic Press, San Diego), 2005, 179-197
  8. Emmerson, M.E., Montoya, J.M. and Woodward, G. “Body size, interaction strength and food web dynamics.” In Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies assemblages, ecosystem development, and environmental change. de Ruiter, P.C., Wolters, V. and Moore, J.C. eds, (Academic Press, San Diego),  2005, 167-178.

(b)  Edited Books

1.     Aquatic Functional Biodiversity.  Belgrano, A., Jacob, U. and Woodward, G. eds. (Elsevier) 2015.


Editorial Prefaces/Commentaries

1.     Schoener, T. W., Moya-Laraňo, J., Rowntree, J. and Woodward, G. (2014). “Preface.” In Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics. Advances in Ecological Research, 50, xiii-xxii.

2.     Bohan, D. and Woodward, G. (2013). “Editorial Commentary: The Potential for Network Approaches to Improve Knowledge, Understanding, and Prediction of the Structure and Functioning of Agricultural Systems.” In Ecological Networks in Agricultural Landscapes. Advances in Ecological Research, 49, xiii-xviii.

3.     O’Gorman, E. and Woodward, G. (2013). “Editorial Commentary: Monitoring, Manipulation and Modelling of Ecological Responses to Global Change on Multispecies Systems.” In Global Change and Multispecies Systems Part III.  Advances in Ecological Research, 48, xiii-xxii.

4.     Woodward, G., Jacob, U. and O’Gorman, E. (2013). ”Editorial Commentary: Global Change in Multispecies Systems Part 2.” In Global Change and Multispecies Systems Part II. Advances in Ecological Research, 47, xv-xxi.

5.     Jacob, U. And Woodward, G. (2012).”Editorial Commentary: Global Change in Multispecies Systems Part 1.” In Global Change and Multispecies Systems Part I. Advances in Ecological Research, 46, xv-xxix.

6.     Woodward, G., Andersen, K.H., Belgrano, A., Blanchard, J. and Reiss, J. (2011). “Editorial Commentary: Body Size and the (Re)unification of Ecology.” In The Role of Body Size in Multispecies Systems. Advances in Ecological Research, 45, xv-xxix.

7.     Woodward, G. (2011). “Linking Ecological Theory to Reality: Measuring and Mitigating Human Impacts in Europe's Heavily Modified Ecosystems.” In Ecosystems in a Human Modified Landscape: A European Pespective. Advances in Ecological Research, 44, xvii-xxiv.

8.     Woodward, G. (2010). “Preface” In Integrative Ecology: From Molecules to Ecosystems.  Advances in Ecological Research, 43, xv-xvii.    

9.     Woodward, G. (2010). “Ecological Networks: Simple Rules for Complex Systems in a Changing World?” In Ecological Networks. Advances in Ecological Research, 42, xv-xviii.


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