Mayfield Community Ecology Lab

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The Mayfield Lab is located at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Research in our group focuses on community ecology and the conservation of plant and insect communities in human altered environments. We work in tropical and subtropical rain forests and mediterranean, temperate and tropical grasslands on a diversity of plant and insect species.

If you explore the research projects taking place in the Mayfield group, you will see that our interests are broad. However, all research in the group broadly aims to answer one of the following questions.

  1. 1.What processes are involved in the assembly and maintenance of natural plant and animal communities?

  2. 2.How does human-induced environmental change impact native plant and insect communities and their interactions?

  3. 3.How can we manage plant communities to maximize the conservation of native plant diversity and insect diversity?

To learn more about our current research projects please follow the “Research Projects” link at the top of the page. If you are interested in joining the group as a student, please go to the “Prospective Students” page.

Introduction to the Mayfield Lab

Research Focus

  1. Biodiversity in countryside landscapes

  1. Ecosystem services: crop pollination

  1. Theoretical community ecology

  1. Species response to climate change