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Dr Julian Donald

Affiliate Researcher

I am interested in how complex communities of organisms are able to assemble, coexist and function, and what the consequences are when these communities are disturbed.  I work in tropical rainforests where I sample invertebrate and microbial communities associated with varying habitats, from the upper canopy to the forest floor. I am currently using eDNA metabarcoding techniques as a means to reveal patterns in biodiversity assemblages across tropical landscapes. 


In addition to my role as a research associate with FABio, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Centre for the Study of Biodiversity in Amazonia (CEBA), at the University of Toulouse. Prior to this I completed my PhD in collaboration with the South East Asia Rainforest Research Partnership (SEARRP) at the University of the West of England, Bristol.