I conduct basic, strategic and applied research in ecology. This is presently centred around three main issues:

Common ecology – the study of common species, the determinants of commonness and its consequences.

Nighttime ecology – the study of the abundance, distribution and interactions of species during the night (including the consequences of anthropogenic pressures such as artificial nighttime lighting).

Personalised ecology – the study of the direct interactions between individual people and nature, their causes and consequences.