Estación Biológica de Doñana, Avda. Américo Vespucio s/n, 41092 Sevilla, Spain
Tel: +34 95 4466700 extension 1228. Fax: +34 95 4621125. Email: ajgreen “at” ebd.csic.es
I am a Professor of Research at the Estación Biológica de Doñana, a centre of the Spanish Research Council (CSIC) in Spain. Previously I worked at The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (from 1989 to 1994) at Slimbridge, UK, where I was head of the Threatened Species Unit within the Research Department. I was born and brought up in Boothstown, Manchester, UK and did a B.A. in Zoology at Magdalen College, Oxford University. I then moved to Wolfson College, Oxford to do a D.Phil. on amphibians, completed in 1989.
My main interests are aquatic and waterbird ecology, especially in Mediterranean wetlands. I have previously carried out many autecological studies on threatened waterbird species (e.g. the marbled teal and white-headed duck). I have also carried out various studies of sexual selection in amphibians and waterbirds, and of allometry and physical condition in vertebrates. I am now particularly interested in the interactions between waterbirds and the rest of aquatic ecosystems, an interdisciplinary field christened “ornitholimnology” by Hurlbert & Chang. Major study topics in my lab include how birds disperse plants and invertebrates between wetlands, and how their predation affects invertebrate and plant communities. We are also working on zooplankton in brackish and hypersaline wetlands, including their population genetics and the cestode parasites they share with birds. Much of my research is applied to conservation issues in Doñana and other major Mediterranean wetlands (e.g. wetland restoration, threatened species, biological invasions, heavy metal contamination).
I’d be pleased to hear from anyone who shares my interests and is keen to apply for a PhD or a postdoc in my lab, especially those with good grades or a strong CV so they can compete for funding.
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