Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dr Markus Eichhorn

I'm an ecologist, specialising in the structure and dynamics of forest communities, and how trees interact with other species. Trees are the defining organisms of many ecosystems, and their distribution, structure and growth can have many surprising effects on the communities that surround them.

For example, some of my recent research has investigated how changes in vegetation and agriculture (especially orchards) in Thailand have changed the abundances of the mosquitoes that transmit malaria and dengue fever. How trees are managed in the landscape turns out to have important implications for human health.

Other research includes agroforestry, which has the potential to increase the sustainability of agriculture. Many traditional systems of farming with trees have existed for thousands of years, and provide valuable insights into how we can improve modern farming methods. For example, it seems that mixing trees with crops means less pesticides need to be applied, because they provide habitats for the natural enemies of crop pests.

The picture below is from my work in tropical rain forests in Malaysia, where I study the links between trees and their herbivores.

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