Arpat Ozgul

Research Interests

Population ecology, biodemography, life-history evolution, evolutionary demography, metapopulation dynamics, wildlife disease dynamics, quantitative methods for the analysis and management of animal populations.


Education and Professional Positions

2012 - present Assistant Professor of Population Ecology
, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2012 NERC Research Fellow
, Division of Ecology and Evolution, Imperial College London, UK
2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate/ Darwin College Fellow
, Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, UK
2008 - 2011 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Ecology and Evolution, Imperial College London, UK
2006 - 2008 Postdoctoral Research Associate
 Department of Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, USA
2001 - 2006 PhD Degree in Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, USA
1999 - 2001 MSc Degree in Environmental Sciences, Bosphorus University, Turkey
1994 - 1999 BA Degree in Management, Bosphorus University, Turkey

Selected Publications

  • Clements CF., Ozgul A. (2016) Including trait-based early warning signals helps predict population collapse. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10984
  • Brooks ME., Mugabo M., Rodgers GM., Benton TG., Ozgul A. (2016) How well can body size represent effects of the environment on demographic rates? Disentangling correlated explanatory variables. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 318–328. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12465
  • Clements C., Drake J., Griffiths J., Ozgul A. (2015) Factors affecting the detectability of early warning signals in wild populations. American Naturalist 186: 50-58. DOI: 10.1086/681573
  • Ozgul A., Bateman AW., English S., Coulson T., Clutton-Brock TH. (2014), Linking body mass and group dynamics in an obligate cooperative breeder, Suricata suricatta. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 1357–66. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12239
  • Ozgul A., Coulson T., Reynolds A., Cameron T., Benton T. (2012) Population responses to perturbations: the importance of trait-based analysis illustrated through a microcosm experiment. American Naturalist 179:582-94. DOI:10.1086/664999
  • Ozgul A., Childs DZ., Oli MK., Armitage KB., Blumstein DT., Olson LE., Tuljapurkar S., Coulson S. (2010) Coupled dynamics of body mass and population growth in response to environmental change. Nature 466: 482:5 DOI:10.1038/nature09210
  • Ozgul A., Tuljapurkar S., Benton TG, Pemberton JM., Clutton-Brock TH., Coulson T. (2009) The dynamics of phenotypic change and the shrinking sheep of St. Kilda. Science 325: 464-7 DOI:10.1126/science.1173668
  • Ozgul A., Armitage KB., Blumstein DT., Van Vuren DH., Oli MK. (2009) Influence of local demographic processes on the metapopulation dynamics of the yellow-bellied marmot. American Naturalist 173: 517-30 DOI:10.1086/597225