Dr M.A. Tucker (Marlee)
Assistant professor - Environmental Science
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
Internal postal code: 89
6500 GL NIJMEGEN
My research is focused upon macroecological patterns in animals and examining the underlying mechanisms that have shaped the patterns we see. I am interested in large scale patterns in ecology, biogeography and evolution that can aid our understanding of species vulnerability to changing environments that can be utilised for conservation. This includes global patterns in animal movement, species richness, species extinction risk, energetics and allometric scaling. Previously, I was a Postdoc at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) and Goethe University in Frankfurt from 2014 – 2018, where I examined human impacts on animal movements using tracking data across multiple species and continents. I completed my PhD within the Evolution and Ecology Research Centre at the University of New South Wales, Australia. My PhD work encompassed macroecological patterns in mammals, more specifically changes in spatial behaviour, predator-prey relationships and trophic level relationships that have occurred with the colonisation of novel environments, such as the land-to-sea transition.
My current research will continue to examine animal movements from a macroecological perspective as well as examining the consequences of altered movement patterns related to anthropogenic impacts.