Jonathan A Newman


I study plant, fungal, and insect ecology, primary in grasslands and agroecosystems, in the context of climate change and invasive species. I used genomic, metabolomic, experimental, and mathematical modelling techniques. I have been an editor for Journal of Ecology (2005-2015), and for Animal Ecology (2006-2015). I have been on the editorial boards of Behavioral Ecology and Global Change Biology. I am the lead author of the 2011 book: Climate Change Biology (CABI), and am the lead author of the forthcoming 2017 book: Defending Biodiversity: Environmental Science and Ethics (CUP). David Gibson and I are co-editing the forthcoming book: Grasslands and Climate Change (BES Ecological Reviews Series, CUP), due out in 2018.

Biodiversity Ecology Entomology Ethical Issues Mathematical Biology Plant Science

Work details


University of Guelph
August 2004
Integrative Biology
I am an ecologist. I study climate change and invasive species, largely in the context of plant-animal-fungal interactions in temperature grasslands. My work spans molecular biology, metabolomics, field ecology, and mathematical and statistical modelling.


University of Oxford
April 1990 - August 1994

Assistant Professor

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
August 1994 - December 1998


University of Oxford
January 1999 - August 2004

PeerJ Contributions