Owen Petchey

Research Interests

Predictive ecology, population, community, and ecosystem ecology; effects of environmental change; modelling biological systems; statistical computing

CV

Education and Professional Positions

2017 - present Full Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2017 - present Representative of the IEU within the faculty assembly for the Fachbereich (specialist division) V, Geography, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2014 - present Guest Researcher at EAWAG
2017 - present Director of the Global Change and Biodiversity URPP
2014 - present Director of the Ecology PhD Programme
2011 - present Director of the Biology Masters in Ecology
2011 - 2017 Associate Professor, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Visiting Researcher, University of Sheffield, UK
2013 - 2016 Co-Director of the Global Change and Biodiversity URPP
2003 - 2011 Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
2000 - 2003 NERC Research Fellow, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield, UK
1997 - 2000 Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, NJ, USA
1994 - 1997 Ph.D., Imperial College, London, UK
1991 - 1994 B.A. (Hons) Natural Sciences, King’s College, University of Cambridge, UK
To 1991 General education at Sherard Primary School, Sarson High School, King Edward VII Upper School, Melton Mowbray, UK

Selected Publications

  • Garnier A., Pennekamp F., Lemoine M., Petchey OL. (2017). Temporal scale dependent interactions between multiple environmental disturbances in microcosm ecosystems. Global Change Biology, 23(12):5237-5248. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13786
  • Pontarp M., Brannstrom A., Petchey O. (2017). Inferring processes of community assembly from macroscopic patterns: the case for inclusive and mechanistic approaches. bioRxiv 195008, University of Zurich. DOI: 10.1101/195008
  • Pennekamp F., Griffiths JI., Fronhofer EA., Garnier A., Seymour M., Altermatt F., Petchey OL. (2017). Dynamic species classification of microorganisms across time, abiotic and biotic envirnments – A sliding window approach. PLoS ONE:1-22. DOI: 10.1371/journal.plos.0176682
  • Pennekamp F., Adamson MW., Petchey OL., Poggiale J-C., Aguiar M., Kooi BW., Botkin DB., DeAngelis DL. (2017). The practice of prediction: What can ecologists learn from applied, ecology-related fields? Ecological Complexity, 32:156-167. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecocom.2016.12.005
  • Schneider FD., Morsdorf F., Schmid B., Petchey OL., Hueni A., Schimel DS., Schaepman ME. (2017). Mapping functional diversity from remotely sensed morphological and physiological forest traits. Nature Communications, 8(1):1441. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01530-3