Dr Phillipa Gillingham
- 01202 962372
- pgillingham at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Principal Academic of Biogeography
- Christchurch House C218a, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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I am a terrestrial biogeographer and macroecologist working in the School of Applied Sciences at Bournemouth University. Over the past 10 years I have worked on several terrestrial ecological entomology survey projects, mainly in the UK but also overseas, for various organisations. In general, my interests could be summed up as 'where species are found and why'.
My main expertise is in the biogeography of invertebrates, with particular reference to the spatial distributions of species in relation to environmental factors, and how these are changing in response to climatic change. I can often be found in the field; during my PhD I studied the relative importance of microclimate and land use to Ground Beetles (Carabidae) using sites in the Dark Peak, near Snowdonia in Wales and the Trossachs in Scotland. Following this I worked as a research assistant on a project quantifying the impact of peat drainage on cranefly abundance in the Peak District, the North York Moors and near Snowdonia, and another comparing the impacts of organic and conventional upland farming on the diversity and abundance of Spiders, Bees and Earthworms across Wales...
I have a passion for Knowledge Exchange and maintain a network of collaborators from a wide range of environmental organisations and like to involve students at all levels throughout my research.more
I am currently working on the likely impacts of climate change on protected areas in the UK and co-supervise two PhD students who both study protected areas, one in Mexico and another in Thailand.
I am also working with Butterfly Conservation to supervise an internship that is working on quantifying the benefits of roadside verges for UK butterflies.
- Pedreschi, D., Cantarello, E., Diaz, A., Golicher, D., Korstjens, A.H., Gillingham, P., Hardouin, E.A., Stewart, J.R. et al., 2019. Challenging the European southern refugium hypothesis: Species-specific structures versus general patterns of genetic diversity and differentiation among small mammals. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 28 (2), 262-274.
- Carroll, T., Gillingham, P., Stafford, R., Bullock, J. and Diaz, A., 2018. Improving estimates of environmental change using multilevel regression models of Ellenberg indicator values. Ecology and Evolution, 1-12.
- Gosal, A.S., Newton, A. and Gillingham, P., 2018. Comparison of methods for a landscape-scale assessment of the cultural ecosystem services associated with different habitats. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystems Services & Management, 14 (1), 91-104.
- Suggitt, A.J., Gillingham, P. and Pyke, A., 2017. Conducting robust ecological analyses with climate data. Oikos.
- Pitt, J., Gillingham, P.K., Maltby, M., Stafford, R. and Stewart, J.R., 2017. Changing cultures, changing environments: A novel means of investigating the effects of introducing non-native species into past ecosystems. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
- Ruiz-Navarro, A., Gillingham, P.K. and Britton, J.R., 2016. Predicting shifts in the climate space of freshwater fishes in Great Britain due to climate change. Biological Conservation, 203, 33-42.
- Pitt, J., Gillingham, P.K., Maltby, M. and Stewart, J.R., 2016. New perspectives on the ecology of early domestic fowl: An interdisciplinary approach. Journal of Archaeological Science, 74, 1-10.
- Lüscher, G., Whittington, A.E. and Gillingham, P.K., 2016. Farmland biodiversity and agricultural management on 237 farms in 13 European and 2 African regions. Ecology.
- Fletcher, D.H., Gillingham, P.K., Britton, J.R., Blanchet, S. and Gozlan, R.E., 2016. Predicting global invasion risks: A management tool to prevent future introductions. Scientific Reports, 6.
- Ruiz-Navarro, A., Gillingham, P.K. and Britton, J., 2016. Shifts in the climate space of temperate cyprinid fishes due to climate change are coupled with altered body sizes and growth rates. Global Change Biology.
- Lüscher, G., Gillingham, P.K. et al., 2015. Strikingly high effect of geographic location on fauna and flora of European agricultural grasslands. Basic and Applied Ecology, 16 (4), 281-290.
- Suggitt, A.J., Stewart, J.R., Gillingham, P.K. et al., 2015. A reply to ‘A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England: missing data’ (Tooley 2015). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany.
- Suggitt, A.J., Stewart, J.R., Gillingham, P.K. et al., 2015. A meta-database of Holocene sediment cores for England. Veget Hist Archaeobot.
- Thomas, C.D. and Gillingham, P.K., 2015. The performance of protected areas for biodiversity under climate change. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115 (3), 718-730.
- Gillingham, P.K. et al., 2015. The effectiveness of protected areas in the conservation of species with changing geographical ranges. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 115 (3), 707-717.
- Gillingham, P., Alison, J., Roy, D.B., Fox, R. and Thomas, C.D., 2014. High Abundances of Species in Protected Areas in Parts of their Geographic Distributions Colonized during a Recent Period of Climatic Change. Conservation Letters.
- Gillingham, P.K., Huntley, B., Kunin, W.E. and Thomas, C.D., 2012. The effect of spatial resolution on projected responses to climate warming. Diversity and Distributions, 18 (10), 990-1000.
- Gillingham, P.K., Palmer, S.C.F., Huntley, B., Kunin, W.E., Chipperfield, J.D. and Thomas, C.D., 2012. The relative importance of climate and habitat in determining the distributions of species at different spatial scales: A case study with ground beetles in Great Britain. Ecography, 35 (9), 831-838.
- Thomas, C.D. et al., 2012. Protected areas facilitate species' range expansions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109 (35), 14063-14068.
- Suggitt, A.J., Gillingham, P.K., Hill, J.K., Huntley, B., Kunin, W.E., Roy, D.B. and Thomas, C.D., 2011. Habitat microclimates drive fine-scale variation in extreme temperatures. Oikos, 120 (1), 1-8.
- Bramer, I., Hill, R.A., Korstjens, A.H., Gillingham, P.K. et al., 2018. Advances in Monitoring and Modelling Climate at Ecologically Relevant Scales. Advances in Ecological Research. 101-161.
- Shedden, A., Solorzano, B., Gillingham, P., White, J. and Korstjens, A.H., 2016. Human disturbance, natural predation and hunting: effects on priamtes in Southern Mexico. In: Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists 21-27 August 2016 Chicago, USA.
- Shedden, A., Gillingham, P. and Korstjens, A.H., 2014. The influence of vegetation type on howler and spider monkey distribution in the Uxpanapa valley, Mexico. In: 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society 11-16 August 2014 Hanoi, Vietnam.
- Shedden, A., Gillingham, P., Newton, A., Dunn, J., Cristobal-Azkarate, J., McSwiney, C., Rodriguez-Luna, E. and Korstjens, A.H., 2013. The influence of vegetation type on howler and spider monkey distribution Uxpanapa Valley area in Mexico. In: PSGB Winter Meeting 2013 11 December 2013 London.
- Gillingham, P., Stewart, J. and Binney, H., 2016. The historic peat record: Implications for the restoration of blanket bog. Natural England. Available from: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/5155418650181632.
- Pinder, A., Andreou, D., Hardouin, E., Sana, S., Gillingham, P. and Gutmann-Roberts, C., 2016. Spawning Success and Population Structure of Shad (Alosa spp.) in the River Teme, 2015: with supplementary note on Sea Lamprey spawning. BUG.
- Gillingham, P., Pinder, A.C., Diaz, A. and Stillman, R., 2015. A desk review of the ecology of heather beetle. Natural England. Available from: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/6386866406293504.
- Gillingham, P., Pinder, A.C., Diaz, A. and Stillman, R., 2015. Desk review of burning and other management options for the control for heather beetle (NEER009). Natural England. Available from: http://publications.naturalengland.org.uk/publication/4817807814426624.
- Gillingham, P., 2013. Implications of Climate Change for SSSIs and other Protected Areas. LWEC. Available from: http://www.lwec.org.uk/sites/default/files/Protected%20Areas.pdf.
- Aralisa Shedden-Gonzalez, 2016. Using primates for developing strategic conservation policies in Mexico
- Daraporn Chairat, 2015. Systematic conservation planning in Thailand
- Monika Knul. The project examines the dynamics of geographic ranges of both mammals that went extinct and those that survived during one of the most dramatic climatic changes in recent history: the Last Glacial Maximum up to the beginning of the Holocene. Furthermore it also explores changes in bio-geography in response to changes in climate between 60.000 and 8000 years ago. This comparative approach is likely to provide novel insights into the ways in which species respond to climate change and human presence e.g. the cause of mega faunal and Neanderthal extinction.
- Monika Knul. Faunal and Human Biogeography and Terminal Ice Age Climate Change
- Tadhg Carroll
- Jacqueline Pitt
- David Fletcher
- Arjan Gosal
- Arjan Gosal
- Helen Slater. The Importance of Micro-Climate Refuges for Mammal Responses to Climate Change & Human Disturbance
Profile of Teaching PG
- Geographical Information Systems
Profile of Teaching UG
- Applied Geospatial Science
- Invited Presentation at National Butterfly Recorders Conference, March 2012
- Surveys of Six-spotted cranefly (Forestry Commission, 03 Jul 2017). In Progress
- Up scaling microclimate to macro-ecological importance for global conservation (Leverhulme Trust, 27 Feb 2017). In Progress
- The historic peat record: A guide to restoration of blanket bog (Natural England, 01 Oct 2014). Completed
- Predicting responses to climate warming of freshwater communities in temperate regions (CLIMACOMM) (Marie Curie, 01 Oct 2014). In Progress
- Burning as a control for Heather Beetle (Natural England, 07 Oct 2013). Awarded
- Bioblitz (Royal Entomological Society, 01 Jun 2013). Awarded
- Palaeoecological evidence to inform identification of potential climate change refugia and areas for ecological restoration (Natural England, 04 Feb 2013). Awarded
- Terrestrial biodiversity Climate change impacts report card technical paper 4. Implications of Climate Change for SSSIs and other Protected Areas (Natural England, 01 Jul 2012). Awarded
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- 2015 Stand at Glenmoor and Winton Academies Career Convention
- 2014 Stand at Bournemouth School Career Fair
- Using Climate Data in Ecological Research, How Species Respond to Microclimates, 14 Sep 2016, UK Meteorological Office
- PhD in Ecology/Biogeography (2011)
- British Ecological Society, Member (2006-), http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/
- British Ecological Society, Member (2006-),
- British Ecological Society, Member (2006-),
- Royal Entomological Society, Member (2006-),