Tonya Lander

Department of Plant Sciences
University of Oxford
South Parks Road

Research Fellow, Pembroke College

Tonya Lander's lab uses cutting edge tracking technology to study the impact of land-use type and land-use change on pollinator behaviour and pollination service provision.

Pollinators are essential for ecosystem function and human food security, but globally both wild and managed pollinators are in decline. Loss of habitat, landscape fragmentation, and changes in the types and patterns of land-uses across complex economic landscapes all play a role in this decline. Tonya has a particular interest in understanding how economically active landscapes, including agriculture, forestry and urban areas, may be managed to provide habitat services for pollinators while remaining economically productive. The work provides critical guidance for landscape management to protect threatened pollinators.


Recent Relevant Publications: 

Lander T.A., E.K. Klein, S. Stoeckel, B. Musch, S. Oddou-Muratorio. 2013. Interpreting realized pollen flow in terms of pollinator travel paths and land-use resistance in heterogeneous landscapes.Landscape Ecology 28: 1769-1783

Lander, T.A., D. Bebber, T..L. Choy, S.A. Harris and D.H. Boshier. 2011. The Circe Principle explains how resource-rich land can waylay pollinators in fragmented landscapes. Current Biology 21: 1302-7

Lander, T.A., D.H. Boshier, and S.A. Harris. 2010. Fragmented but not isolated: contribution of single trees, small patches and long distance pollen flow to genetic connectivity for Gomortega keule, an endangered Chilean tree. Biological Conservation 143:2583-2590