Nathalie Seddon

Professor of Biodiversity & NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow

Tutorial Fellow, Wadham College


Research Interests

I study the causes and consequences of biodiversity loss and climate change. My current work as a NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellow and Research Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development involves translating ecosystem science for the benefit of decision makers in government and business in order to bring the equitable protection of nature to the centre of the sustainable development agenda. For more information, visit my group website.

Additional Information

Other affiliations: Research Associate of the International Institute for Environment and Development (London), Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) and the Centre for Tropical Research (UCLA)

Funding: NERC, Royal Society, John Fell Fund and EPSRC






Selected Publications

    • Cooney C, Tobias, JA, Weir J, Botero C, Seddon N (2017) Sexual selection, speciation, and constraints on geographical range overlap in birds. Ecology Letters. In press.
    • Seddon N, Mace GM, Naeem S, Tobias JA, Pigot AL, Cavanagh RD, Mouillot D, Vause J, Walpole M (2016) Biodiversity in the Anthropocene: prospects and policy. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Special Feature 283 (1844), 20162094.
    • Cooney C, Tobias JA, Seddon N (2016) Widespread correlation between climate niche evolution and species diversification in birds. Journal of Animal Ecology. 85: 869-878.
    • Bregman, T.P., Lees, A.C., Seddon, N., MacGregor, H.E.A., Darski, B. Aleixo, A., Bonsall, M.B, Tobias, J.A. 2015. Species interactions regulate the collapse of biodiversity and ecosystem function in tropical forest fragments. Ecology 96: 2692-2704. 
    • Tobias, J.A., Planque, R., Cram, D., Seddon, N. 2014. Species interactions and the structure of complex communication networks. PNAS (online 6 Jan 2014).
    • Tobias, J.A., Cornwallis, C.K., Derryberry, E.P., Claramunt, S., Brumfield, R.T., Seddon, N. 2014. Species coexistence and the dynamics of phenotypic evolution in adaptive radiation. Nature (online 22 Dec 2013).
    • Seddon, N., C. A. Botero, J. A. Tobias et al. 2013. Sexual selection accelerates signal evolution during speciation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280: 20131065
    • Wilkins, M., Seddon, N., Saffran, R. J. 2013. Evolutionary divergence in acoustic signals: causes and consequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 28:156–166.
    • For a complete list of publications, click here