School of Natural and Environmental Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Zarah Pattison

Lecturer

Background

Email: zarah.pattison@newcastle.ac.uk

Address: School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, Modelling; Evidence and Policy Group, Room 5.51, Ridley Building 2, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Twitter: @ZarahPattison

Personal website: https://zarahsinthefield.wordpress.com/

Group member: Modelling, Evidence and Policy research group 


Research

Research Interests

Broad research interests include responses of invasive alien plants to changes in climate and how this impacts native communities. Also interested in the competitive effects between dominant native and invasive alien plant species at varying spatial and temporal scales. Previous research addressed questions relating to connectivity and presence/abundance of pathogenic bacteria in freshwater systems. Current research is focused on predicting environmental drivers of aquatic invasive alien plant hotspots globally. Keen interest in the risk of invasion by alien species to food security.

Memberships

  • British Ecological Society
  • British Ecological Society Invasion Science Group (Committee member)
  • Freshwater Biological Association

Editorship


Teaching

Masters

BIO8073: Global assessments for policy support

BIO8062: Global Species Conservation Principles and Practice

Undergraduate

3rd year : BIO3039: Biodiversity Science and Management

1st year : MST1204 : Skills course

Publications