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Professor Wayne Dawson

Evolution, Ecology & Behaviour


Personal Statement

My research focuses on understanding the causes and consequences of invasions by introduced plants at multiple spatial scales, from individual plants to ecological communities, and through to the whole world (macroecology). I'm generally fascinated by plant communities and plant-soil interactions.

Before moving to Liverpool, I was an associate professor at Durham University (2016-2023). From 2011 to 2015, I was a senior post-doc at the University of Konstanz (Germany). In that role, I became a core team member of the Global Naturalized Alien Flora (GloNAF) database project, with colleagues from Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Find out more about the GloNAF project here: GloNAF project.