Will Cornwell

School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES)
University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
[email protected]; @will_cornwell


I did my undergrad work at Cornell Univerisity working on species-rich fen ecosystems in New York State.  I then moved to Cambridge for a masters on patterns of richness at local and regional scales in the Central European Flora.  I did my PhD at Stanford working in California, Hawaii, and Australia, on plant trait effects on both community assembly and the carbon cycle.  I continued this work at the Biodiveristy Resarch Centre at UBC, espcially focusing on human impacts in the Garry Oak Ecosystem of Vancouver Island.  In 2010, I worked on a Moore Foundation funded post-doc at UC Berkeley investigating climate change effects on Bay Area terrestrial ecosystems in partnership with the Bay Area Open Space Council.  In 2011 I moved to the Systems Ecology group at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, and in 2013 I moved to the School of Biological Earth and Environmental Sciences (BEES) at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

PhD Biological Sciences, Stanford University
M. Phil Plant Sciences, Cambridge University
BS Natural Resources, Cornell University
post-docs: University of British Columbia + University of California, Berkeley
previous research position (tenure-track): Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

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