Dr Daniel Chapman

Lecturer

Biological and Environmental Sciences Stirling

Dr Daniel Chapman

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About me

About me

I am an ecologist interested in investigating the natural world using statistical and computational modelling. I have a particular focus on the distribution, dynamics and diversity of invasive non-native species, and I aim to better understand invasion processes in order to improve the management of problem species.

I completed my PhD at the University of York on metapopulation dynamics in a dynamic habitat network, before conducting post doctoral research on upland ecosystem modelling at the University of Leeds. I then spent 10 years at the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology in Edinburgh, conducting and leading research funded by a range of organisations including NERC, BBSRC, the EU, and the Scottish Government. My research has influenced invasive species policy, for example by contributing to species risk assessments that support EU legislation.

Research (6)

I am interested in determining how biological invasions are influenced by interactions between intrinsic characteristics of species, human activities and the external environment. Towards this end I use cutting edge computational and statistical modelling to connect observed spread and diversity patterns of invasive species to underlying mechanisms. My research targets individual high-impact non-native species (e.g. modelling the spread and control of the allergenic plant ragweed and the olive tree pathogen Xylella fastidiosa) as well as studying patterns of non-native species diversity in systems varying from agricultural pests, freshwater ecosystems and tropical rainforests.

Projects

Learning to adapt to an uncertain future: linking genes, trees, people and processes for more resilient treescapes
PI: Dr Daniel Chapman
Funded by: Natural Environment Research Council

Integrating demographic modelling and ethnoecological practices to support sustainable management of non-timber forest products in Nepal
PI: Professor Alistair Jump
Funded by: Royal Society

Improving knowledge of Xylella fastidiosa vector ecology: modelling vector occurrence and abundance in the wider landscape in Scotland
PI: Dr Daniel Chapman
Funded by: Plant Health Centre

A consortium for enhancing UK surveillance and response to Xylella fastidiosa
PI: Dr Daniel Chapman
Funded by: Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Design of a lakes surveillance network for England
PI: Dr Daniel Chapman
Funded by: Environment Agency

Xylella Fastidiosa Active ContainmentThrough a multidisciplinary-Oriented Research Strategy
PI: Dr Daniel Chapman
Funded by: European Commission (Horizon 2020)

Outputs (57)

Outputs

Article

Green S, Cooke DEL, Dunn M, Barwell L, Purse B, Chapman DS, Valatin G, Schlenzig A, Barbrook J, Pettitt T, Price C, Perez-Sierra A, Frederickson-Matika D, Pritchard L & Thorpe P (2021) PHYTO-THREATS: Addressing Threats to UK Forests and Woodlands from Phytophthora; Identifying Risks of Spread in Trade and Methods for Mitigation. Forests, 12 (12), Art. No.: 1617. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12121617

Article

Spears BM, Chapman DS, Carvalho L, Feld CK, Gessner MO, Piggott JJ, Banin LF, Gutiérrez-Cánovas C, Solheim AL, Richardson JA, Schinegger R, Segurado P, Thackeray SJ & Birk S (2021) Making waves. Bridging theory and practice towards multiple stressor management in freshwater ecosystems. Water Research, 196, Art. No.: 116981. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2021.116981

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Hayward RM, Banin LF, Burslem DFRP, Chapman DS, Philipson CD, Cutler MEJ, Reynolds G, Nilus R & Dent DH (2021) Three decades of post-logging tree community recovery in naturally regenerating and actively restored dipterocarp forest in Borneo. Forest Ecology and Management, 488, Art. No.: 119036. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119036

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Occhibove F, Chapman DS, Mastin AJ, Parnell SSR, Agstner B, Mato-Amboage R, Jones G, Dunn M, Pollard CRJ, Robinson JS, Marzano M, Davies AL, White RM, Fearne A & White SM (2020) Eco-epidemiological uncertainties of emerging plant diseases: the challenge of predicting Xylella fastidiosa dynamics in novel environments. Phytopathology, 110 (11), pp. 1740-1750. https://doi.org/10.1094/phyto-03-20-0098-rvw

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Lozano V, Marzialetti F, Carranza ML, Chapman D, Branquart E, Dološ K, Große-Stoltenberg A, Fiori M, Capece P & Brundu G (2020) Modelling Acacia saligna invasion in a large Mediterranean island using PAB factors: A tool for implementing the European legislation on invasive species. Ecological Indicators, 116, Art. No.: 106516. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106516

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Fleiss S, Waddell EH, Bala Ola B, Banin LF, Benedick S, Bin Sailim A, Chapman DS, Jelling A, King H, McClean CJ, Yeong KL & Hill JK (2020) Conservation set-asides improve carbon storage and support associated plant diversity in certified sustainable oil palm plantations. Biological Conservation, 248, Art. No.: 108631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108631

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Bragard C, Dehnen‐Schmutz K, Di Serio F, Gonthier P, Jacques M, Jaques Miret JA, Justesen AF, MacLeod A, Magnusson CS, Milonas P, Navas‐Cortés JA, Potting R, Reignault PL, Thulke H & Chapman D (2019) Update of the Scientific Opinion on the risks to plant health posed by Xylella fastidiosa in the EU territory. EFSA Journal, 17 (5), Art. No.: e05665. https://doi.org/10.2903/j.efsa.2019.5665

Article

Matyasovszky I, Makra L, Tusnády G, Csépe Z, Nyúl LG, Chapman DS, Sümeghy Z, Szűcs G, Páldy A, Magyar D, Mányoki G, Erostyák J, Bodnár K, Bergmann K & Deák ÁJ (2018) Biogeographical drivers of ragweed pollen concentrations in Europe. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 133 (1-2), pp. 277-295. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00704-017-2184-8

Article

Prank M, Chapman DS, Bullock JM, Belmonte J, Berger U, Dahl A, Jäger S, Kovtunenko I, Magyar D, Niemelä S, Rantio-Lehtimäki A, Rodinkova V, Sauliene I, Severova E, Sikoparija B & Sofiev M (2013) An operational model for forecasting ragweed pollen release and dispersion in Europe. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 182-183, pp. 43-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2013.08.003

Article

Reed MS, Bonn A, Slee W, Beharry-Borg N, Birch J, Brown I, Burt TP, Chapman DS, Chapman PJ, Clay GD, Cornell SJ, Fraser EDG, Glass JH, Holden J & Hodgson JA (2009) The future of the uplands. Land Use Policy, 26 (Supplement 1), pp. S204-S216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.09.013

Conference Proceeding

Jin N, Chapman DS & Hubacek K (2009) Adaptive Land-Use Management in Dynamic Ecological System. In: Giacobini M, Brabazon A, Cagnoni S, Di Caro GA, Ekárt A, Esparcia-Alcázar AI, Farooq M, Fink A & Machado P (eds.) Applications of Evolutionary Computing, 15.04.2009-17.04.2009. Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, pp. 152-161. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01129-0_19

Teaching

Teaching

I co-ordinate the Evolution and Genetics (BIOU3EG) and Biology Field Course (BIOU7/8FC) modules and also teach on Practical Field Skills (SCIU2FS). I currently supervise two PhD students at Stirling and one at the Univeristy of York/Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.

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