Andy Hector

portrait Prof. Andy Hector

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Oxford
South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3RB
United Kingdom


E-mail: andrew.hector(at)plants.ox.ac.uk
Personal URL: link
E-mail: andrew.hector(at)plants.ox.ac.uk
Personal URL: link


Additional functions:
2009: Royal Society South East Asian Rainforest Research Programme Committee.
2007: DIVERSITAS scientific committee.
2006: Nominated member of the International Ecology Institute (ECI) (serving).
2005: Faculty of 1000 biodiversity and community ecology (currently serving).
2002 - 2007 Co-chair ecoSERVICES, DIVERSITAS core project 2.
2002 - 2006 Core member BioMERGE international biodiversity network (NSF).


Key Publications of Andy Hector (up to ten) :
(1) Competition for light causes plant biodiversity loss after eutrophication. Science, 324, p.636. https://www.zora.uzh.ch/18666/

(2) Naeem, S., Bunker, D. E., Hector, A., Loreau, M. & Perrings, C. (2009) Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human Wellbeing: An Ecological and Economic Perspective, Oxford University Press.

(3) Hector, A. & Bagchi, R. (2007) Biodiversity and ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature, 448, 188-190.

(4) Loreau, M. & Hector, A. (2001) Partitioning selection and complementarity in biodiversity experiments. Nature, 412, 72-76.

(5) Hector, A., Schmid, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., Caldeira, M. C., Diemer, M., Dimitrakopoulos, P. G., Finn, J., Freitas, H., Giller, P. S., Good, J., Harris, R., Högberg, P., Huss-Danell, K., Joshi, J., Jumpponen, A., Körner, C., Leadley, P. W., Loreau, M., Minns, A., Mulder, C. P. H., O'Donovan, G., Otway, S. J., Pereira, J. S., Prinz, A., Read, D. J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schulze, E.-D., Siamantziouras, A.-S. D., Spehn, E. M., Terry, A. C., Troumbis, A. Y., Woodward, F. I., Yachi, S. & Lawton, J. H. (1999) Plant diversity and productivity experiments in European grasslands. Science, 286, 1123-1127.


Expertise of Andy Hector:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic BiosphereBiodiversity
Topic Integrated SystemsIntegrated Systems and Ecology
Carbon Cycle
Topic EcosystemsEcosystems
Terrestrial Ecosystems
MethodsData Analysis

Specialties of Andy Hector:
Biodiversity ;
ecosystem functioning ;
Ecosystem services ;
Plant population and community ecology

Sabah Biodiversity Experiment
The Sabah Biodiversity Experiment is a large (500 ha) forest restoration project based in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The core question of the project is how changes in forest diversity and composition will affect ecosystem stability and functioning, including carbon storage.

Last update: 10/18/13
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