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
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

  • Pennekamp, F., Pontarp, M., Tabi, A., Altermatt, F., Alther, R., Choffat, Y., Fronhofer, E.A., Ganesanandamoorthy, P., Garnier, A., Griffiths, J.I., Greene, S., Horgan, K., Massie, T.M., Mächler, E., Palamara, G.M., Seymour, M. & Petchey OL. (2018) Biodiversity increases and decreases ecosystem stability. Nature 563, 109-112. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0627-8
  • Pontarp, M., Brännström, A. & Petchey OL. (2018) Inferring community assembly processes from macroscopic patterns using dynamic eco‐evolutionary models and Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC). Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 00, 1-11. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13129
  • Daugaard, U., Petchey OL., & Pennekamp, F. (2018). Warming can destabilise predator-prey interactions by shifting the functional response from Type III to Type II. bioRxiv, 498030. DOI: 10.1101/498030
  • Pontarp, M. & Petchey OL. (2018) Ecological opportunity and predator–prey interactions: linking eco-evolutionary processes and diversification in adaptive radiations. The Royal Society Proceedings B, 285, 20172550. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.2550
  • Antiqueira, P.A.P., Petchey OL. & Romero, G.Q. (2018). Warming and top predator loss drive ecosystem multifunctionality. Ecological Letters, 21, 72–82. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12873
  • Braun, D., Damm, A., Hein, L., Petchey OL. & Schaepman, M.E. (2018) Spatio-temporal trends and trade-offs in ecosystem services: An Earth observation based assessment for Switzerland between 2004 and 2014. Ecological Indicators, 89, 828-839. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.016