Prof Darren Evans

Professor of Ecology and Conservation, 

United Kingdom

PhDs supervised to completion
United Kingdom

Research Focus

I combine advances in ecological network analysis with DNA-metabarcoding to examine the impacts of environmental change on species-interactions and ecosystem functioning. I am currently studying the consequences of altered network structure on fungi, plant and animal populations, mainly within forest- and agro-ecosystems.
I have created a unique range of antagonistic, mutualistic and multilayer networks under different types of perturbation (simulated climate-warming, habitat modification, wildfire and artificial light at night (ALAN)). These are fully-replicated in space and time in order to examine variation in network structure and complexity within and between experimental treatments. I welcome collaborations with theoreticians and applied scientists (and can host Research Fellows and Visiting Scientists) to examine the eco-evolutionary dynamics of these networks.

Research Groups

  • Network Ecology Group


  • Royal Society Challenge-led Grant


  • Professor of Ecology and Conservation

Global goals

Target 2.4
Target 14.2
Target 15.1
Target 15.5


  • United Kingdom

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