Dr Eleanor Slade

Senior Research Associate

Research Overview

I am broadly interested in the ecology and conservation of tropical and temperate forest and agro- ecosystems, and the impact of human activities (climate change, habitat fragmentation, timber extraction) on the diversity and functioning of these ecosystems. I have worked on a range of taxa from dung beetles, moths and woodlice to hornbills and small mammals in both tropical (Malaysia, Philippines, Belize) and temperate (UK, Finland) environments.

Unsung heroes: Value coordinating roles in research
Slade, E.M., Riutta, T. 1/06/2017 In: Nature. 546, 1 p.
Letter

Higher predation risk for insect prey at low latitudes and elevations
Roslin, T., Hardwick, B., Novotny, V., Petry, W.K., Andrew, N.R., Asmus, A.L., Barrio, I.C., Basset, Y., Boesing, A.L., Bonebrake, T.C., Cameron, E.K., Dáttilo, W., Donoso, D.A., Drozd, P., Gray, C.L., Hik, D.S., Hill, S.J., Hopkins, T., Huang, S., Koane, B., Laird-Hopkins, B., Laukkanen, L., Lewis, O.T., Milne, S., Mwesige, I., Nakamura, A., Nell, C.S., Nichols, E.S., Prokurat, A., Sam, K., Schmidt, N.M., Slade, A., Slade, V., Suchanková, A., Teder, T., van Nouhuys, S., Vandvik, V., Weissflog, A., Zhukovich, V., Slade, E.M. 19/05/2017 In: Science. 356, 6339, p. 742-744. 3 p.
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Dung beetle community dynamics in undisturbed tropical forests: implications for ecological evaluations of land-use change
Da Silva, W., Slade, E.M., Barlow, B.J., Da Silveira, J.M., Louzada, J.N., Sayer, E.J. 01/2017 In: Insect Conservation and Diversity. 10, 1, p. 94-106. 13 p.
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The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project
Hudson, L.N., Slade, E.M. 01/2017 In: Ecology and Evolution. 7, 1, p. 145-188. 44 p.
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Dung beetle species interactions and multifunctionality are affected by an experimentally warmed climate
Slade, E.M., Roslin, T. 11/2016 In: Oikos. 125, 11, p. 1607-1616. 10 p.
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Treating cattle with antibiotics affects greenhouse gas emissions, and microbiota in dung and dung beetles
Hammer, T.J., Fierer, N., Hardwick, B., Simojoki, A., Slade, E.M., Taponen, J., Viljanen, H., Roslin, T. 25/05/2016 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283, 1831, 7 p.
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Disentangling the ‘brown world’ faecal-detritus interaction web: dung beetle effects on soil microbial properties
Slade, E.M., Roslin, T., Santalahti, M., Bell, T. 05/2016 In: Oikos. 125, 5, p. 629-635. 7 p.
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Landscape-scale implications of the edge effect on soil fauna activity in a temperate forest
Riutta, T., Clack, H., Slade, E.M., Crockett, M. 04/2016 In: Ecosystems. 19, 3, p. 534-544. 11 p.
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Effects of soil management practices on soil fauna feeding activity in an Indonesian oil palm plantation
Tao, H., Slade, E.M., Willis, K.J., Caliman, J., Snaddon, J.L. 15/02/2016 In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 218, p. 133-140. 8 p.
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Functionally rich dung beetle assemblages are required to provide multiple ecosystem services
Manning, P., Slade, E.M., Beynon, S.A., Lewis, O.T. 15/02/2016 In: Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 218, p. 87-94. 8 p.
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Are riparian forest reserves sources of invertebrate biodiversity spillover and associated ecosystem functions in oil palm landscapes?
Gray, C.L., Simmons, B.I., Fayle, T.M., Mann, D.J., Slade, E.M. 02/2016 In: Biological Conservation. 194, p. 176-183. 8 p.
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The role of dung beetles in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from cattle farming
Slade, E.M., Riutta, T., Roslin, T., Tuomisto, H. 5/01/2016 In: Scientific Reports. 6, 9 p.
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Mesoclosures: increasing realism in mesocosm studies of ecosystem functioning
Lähteenmäki, S., Slade, E.M., Hardwick, B., Schiffler, G., Louzada, J., Barlow, J., Roslin, T. 08/2015 In: Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 6, 8, p. 916-924. 9 p.
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Local and landscape-scale impacts of woodland management on wildlife
Buesching, C., Slade, E., Merckx, T., Macdonald, D. 30/07/2015 In: Wildlife conservation on farmland volume 1. Oxford : Oxford University Press
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Many hands make light work - but do they?: a critical evaluation of citizen science
Buesching, C., Slade, E., Newman, C., Riutta, T., Riordan, P., Macdonald, D. 30/07/2015 In: Wildlife conservation on farmlands volume 2. Oxford : Oxford University Press ISBN: 9780198745501.
Chapter

Specimens as primary data: museums and ‘open science’
Schilthuizen, M., Vairappan, C.S., Slade, E.M., Mann, D.J., Miller, J.A. 05/2015 In: Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 30, 5, 2 p.
Letter

Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices
Gagic, V., Bartomeus, I., Jonsson, T., Taylor, A., Winqvist, C., Fischer, C., Slade, E.M., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Emmerson, M., Potts, S., Tscharntke, T., Weisser, W., Bommarco, R. 7/01/2015 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 282, 1801, 8 p.
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Ground based LiDAR demonstrates the legacy of management history to canopy structure and composition across a fragmented temperate woodland
McMahon, S., Bebber, D., Butt, N., Crockatt, M., Kirby, K., Parker, G., Riutta, T., Slade, E.M. 1/01/2015 In: Forest Ecology and Management. 335, p. 255-260. 6 p.
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The importance of microhabitat for biodiversity sampling
Mehrabi, Z., Slade, E.M., Solis, A., Mann, D.J. 3/12/2014 In: PLoS ONE. 9, 12, 18 p.
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The PREDICTS database: a global database of how local terrestrial biodiversity responds to human impacts
Hudson, L.N., Newbold, T., Contu, S., Hill, S.L.L., Lysenko, I., Palma, A.D., Phillips, H.R.P., Senior, R.A., Bennett, D.J., Booth, H., Choimes, A., Correia, D.L.P., Day, J., Echeverría-Londoño, S., Harrison, M.L.K., Ingram, D.J., Jung, M., Kemp, V., Kirkpatrick, l., Martin, C.D., Pan, Y., White, H.J., Aben, J., Abrahamczyk, S., Adum, G.B., Aguilar-Barquero, V., Ancrenaz, M., Arbeláez-Cortés, E., Armbrecht, I., Azhar, B., Azpiroz, A.B., Baeten, L., Báldi, A., Banks, J.E., Barlow, J., Batáry, P., Bates, A.J., Bayne, E.M., Beja, P., Slade, E.M. 2/12/2014 In: Ecology and Evolution. 4, 24, p. 4701-4735. 35 p.
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Can cattle grazing in mature oil palm increase biodiversity and ecosystem service provision?
Slade, E.M., Burhanuddin, M., Caliman, J., Foster, W., Naim, M., Prawirosukarto, S., Snaddon, J., Turner, E., Mann, D.J. 09/2014 In: The Planter. 90, 1062, p. 655-665. 11 p.
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Macro-moth families differ in their attraction to light: implications for light-trap monitoring programmes
Merckx, T., Slade, E.M. 09/2014 In: Insect Conservation and Diversity. 7, 5, p. 453-461. 9 p.
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The Biodiversity and ecosystem Function in Tropical Agriculture (BEFTA) project
Foster, W.A., Snaddon, J.L., Advento, A.D., Agung, A.A., Barclay, H., Caliman, J., Kumiawan, C., Kurz, D.J., Mann, D.J., Naim, M., Pujianto, D.P., Dzulfikar, T., Slade, E.M., Soeprapto, S., Suhardi, S., Suhardto, P.S., Ribka, S.T., Resti, W., Rudi, H.W., Turner, E.C. 1/08/2014 In: The Planter. 90, 1061, p. 581-591. 11 p.
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Living on the edge: quantifying the structure of a fragmented forest landscape in England
Riutta, T., Slade, E.M., Morecroft, M., Bebber, D., Malhi, Y. 07/2014 In: Landscape Ecology. 29, 6, p. 949-961. 13 p.
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BIOFRAG – a new database for analyzing BIOdiversity responses to forest FRAGmentation
Pfeifer, M., Lefebvre, V., Gardner, T.A., Arroyo-Rodriguez, V., Baeten, L., Banks-Leite, C., Barlow, J., Betts, M.G., Brunet, J., Cerezo, A., Cisneros, L.M., Collard, S., D'Cruze, N., Silva Motta, C.d., Duguay, S., Eggermont, H., Eigenbrod, F., Hadley, A.S., Hanson, T.R., Hawes, J.E., Scalley, T.H., Klingbeil, B.T., Kolb, A., Kormann, U., Kumar, S., Lachat, T., Fraser, P.L., Lantschner, V., Laurance, W.F., Leal, I.R., Lens, L., Marsh, C.J., Medina-Rangel, G.F., Melles, S., Mezger, D., Oldekop, J.A., Overal, W.L., Owen, C., Peres, C.A., Phalan, B., Pidgeon, A.M., Pilia, O., Possingham, H.P., Possingham, M.L., Raheem, D.C., Ribeiro, D.B., Ribeiro Neto, J.D., Robinson, W.D., Robinson, R., Rytwinski, T., Scherber, C., Slade, E.M., Somarriba, E., Stouffer, P.C., Struebig, M.J., Tylianakis, J.M., Tscharntke, T., Tyre, A.J., Urbina Cardona, J.N. 05/2014 In: Ecology and Evolution. 4, 9, p. 1524-1537. 14 p.
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Do riparian reserves support dung beetle biodiversity and ecosystem services in oil palm-dominated tropical landscapes?
Gray, C.L., Slade, E.M., Mann, D.J., Lewis, O.T. 04/2014 In: Ecology and Evolution. 4, 7, p. 1049-1060. 12 p.
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The saproxylic activity index: a new tool for the rapid assessment of deadwood species during forest restoration
Burns, M.L., Smith, M., Slade, E.M., Ennos, R.A. 2014 In: Open Journal of Forestry. 4, 2, p. 144-150. 7 p.
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Quantifying beetle-mediated effects on gas fluxes from dung pats.
Atte, P., Slade, E.M., Asko, S., Riutta, T., Minkkinen, K., Roslin, T. 7/08/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 8, p. 1-7. 8 p.
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Macrofauna assemblage composition and soil moisture interact to affect soil ecosystem functions
Collison, E.J., Riutta, T., Slade, E.M. 02/2013 In: Acta Oecologica. 47, p. 30-36. 7 p.
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Trait-dependent response of dung beetle populations to tropical forest conversion at local and regional scales
Nichols, E., Uriarte, M., Bunker, D.E., Favila, M.E., Slade, E.M., Vulinec, K., Larsen, T., Vaz-de-Mello, F.Z., Louzada, J., Naeem, S., Spector, S.H. 01/2013 In: Ecology. 94, 1, p. 180-189. 10 p.
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Life-history traits and landscape characteristics predict macro-moth responses to forest fragmentation
Slade, E.M., Merckx, T., Riutta, T., Bebber, D.P., Redhead, D., Riordan, P., Macdonald, D.W. 2013 In: Ecology. 94, 7, p. 1519-1530. 12 p.
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Quantifying the sampling error in tree census measurements by volunteers and its effect on carbon stock estimates
Butt, N., Slade, E.M., Thompson , J., Malhi , Y., Riutta , T. 2013 In: Ecological Applications. 23, 4, p. 936-943. 8 p.
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Interacting effects of leaf litter species and macrofauna on decomposition in different litter environments
Slade, E.M., Riutta, T. 08/2012 In: Basic and Applied Ecology. 13, 5, p. 423-431. 9 p.
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Experimental evidence for the interacting effects of forest edge, moisture and soil macrofauna on leaf litter decomposition
Riutta, T., Slade, E.M., Bebber, D.P., Taylor, M.E., Malhi, Y., Riordan, P., Macdonald, D.W., Morecroft, M.D. 06/2012 In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 49, p. 124-131. 8 p.
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Woodland recovery after suppression of deer: cascade effects for small mammals, wood mice (Apodemus sylvaticus) and bank voles (Myodes glareolus).
Bush, E.R., Buesching, C.D., Slade, E.M., Macdonald, D.W. 8/02/2012 In: PLoS ONE. 7, 2
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Factors affecting soil fauna feeding activity in a fragmented lowland temperate deciduous woodland
Simpson, J.E., Slade, E.M., Riutta, T., Taylor, M.E. 3/01/2012 In: PLoS ONE. 7, 1
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Species-rich dung beetle communities buffer ecosystem services in perturbed agro-ecosystems
Beynon, S.a., Mann, D.J., Slade, E.M., Lewis, O.T. 2012 In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 49, 6, p. 1365-1372. 8 p.
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Impacts of logging on density dependent predation of dipterocarp seeds in a South East Asian rainforest
Bagchi, R., Philipson, C.D., Slade, E.M., Hector, A., Philips, S., Villanueva, J.F., Lewis, O.T., Lyal, C.H.C., Nilus, R., Madran, A., Scholes, J.D., Press, M.C. 17/10/2011 In: Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences. 366, 1582, p. 3246-3255. 10 p.
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Biodiversity and ecosystem function of tropical forest dung beetles under contrasting logging regimes
Slade, E.M., Mann, D.J., Lewis, O.T. 01/2011 In: Biological Conservation. 144, 1, p. 166-174. 9 p.
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Dietary shifts in relation to fruit availability among masked palm civets (Paguma larvata) in Central China
Zhou, Y., Zhang, J., Slade, E., Zhang, L., Palomares, F., Chen, J., Wang, X., Zhang, S. 2008 In: Journal of Mammalogy. 89, 2, p. 435-447. 13 p.
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Frugivory and seed dispersal by the yellow-throated marten (Martes flavigula), in a subtropical forest of China
Zhou, Y., Slade, E., Newman, C., Wang, X., Zhang, S. 2008 In: Journal of Tropical Ecology. 24, 2, p. 219-223. 5 p.
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Experimental evidence for the effects of dung beetle functional group richness and composition on ecosystem function in a tropical forest
Slade, E.M., Mann, D.J., Villanueva, J.F., Lewis, O.T. 2007 In: Journal of Animal Ecology. 76, 6, p. 1094-1104. 11 p.
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The effects of tropical forest management on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
Slade, E.M. 2007 University of Oxford.
Doctoral Thesis

The first observations of the breeding biology of the elegant tit (Parus elegans)
Villanueva, J., Slade, E., Curio, E. 2006 In: Ecology of Birds. 28, p. 31-46. 16 p.
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First nesting observations of the Negros bleeding-heart Gallicolumba keayi from Panay, Philippines
Slade, E., Villanueva, J.F., Tacud, B., Curio, E. 2005 In: Forktail. 21, Short Notes, p. 161-163. 3 p.
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An inventory of the butterflies (Lepidoptera: Rhapolocera) of the upper Imbang-Caliban watershed of the North Negros Forest Reserve, Philippines.
Slade, E.M., Turner, C.S. 2003 In: Silliman Journal. 44, 2, p. 158-183. 26 p.
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The Negros rainforest conservation project: past, present and future
Turner, C.S., Slade, E.M., Ledesma, G. 2001 In: Silliman Journal. 42, 1, p. 109-132. 23 p.
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