Paul Caplat


Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Ecology


  • conservation biology, Landscape ecology, biodiversity


I use quantitative tools to answer theoretical and applied questions in terrestrial ecology. My work focusses on the importance of local processes (dispersal, biotic interactions) for the spatial dynamics of species (invasive plants, range-shifting species). I also develop models to help managers control invasive plants and enhance biodiversity.

I am a lecturer in Global Change Biology at Queen's University Belfast (Northern Ireland), where I study species' dynamics in response to global change: bird range-shifts in response to temperature rise, bird community change, resilience of pastoral systems.I also hold an affiliate research position at Lund University (Sweden). Between these two Universities, there are plenty of opportunities for short research stays, research projects with data analysis, field work, or a mix of both. Contact me!

Recent research outputs

Dafne Ram, Åke Lindström, Lars B. Pettersson & Paul Caplat, 2020 Oct 1, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 473, 118239.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Lena Bergström, Pernilla Borgström, Henrik G. Smith, Sara Bergek, Paul Caplat, Michele Casini, Johan Ekroos, Anna Gårdmark, Christina Halling, Magnus Huss, Anna Maria Jönsson, Karin E. Limburg, Paul Miller, Lovisa Nilsson & Leonard Sandin, 2020 Sep 7, 89 p. (Klimatologi; no. 56)

Research output: Book/ReportReport

Tristan R.M. Bakx, Åke Lindström, Dafne Ram, Lars B. Pettersson, Henrik G. Smith, E. Emiel van Loon & Paul Caplat, 2020, In : Forest Ecology and Management. 478, 118519.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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