Common ecology is the study of common species, the determinants of commonness and its consequences. In contrast to their rarity, the commonness of species has received surprisingly little explicit attention. This is of concern for that two reasons. First, common species are key to much of ecological structure, function and process. Second, previously common species, across a broad range of taxa, are in widespread decline.
Topics that we are currently working on include:
Declines in common species
Species abundance and ecosystem service provision