My name is Tom Fayle. I am an ecologist, with interests in community ecology, conservation biology and behavioural ecology. My work focuses on tropical ants, but I also study a range of other groups. I am currently a Principal Investigator at the Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic and a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College London. My fieldwork takes me to Malaysian Borneo and Papua New Guinea.


Some recent publications

Fayle T.M., Sam K. Humlova A., Cagnolo L. & Novotny V. (2016) The LifeWebs project: A call for data describing plant-herbivore interaction networks. Frontiers of Biogeography 8.4: e31122 [PDF]

Colwell R.K., Gotelli N.J., Ashton L.A., Beck J., Brehm G., Fayle T.M., Fiedler K., Forister M.L., Kessler M., Kitching R.L., Klimes P., Klugen J., Longino J.T., Maunsell S.C., McCain C.M., Moses J., Noben S., Sam K., Sam L., Shapiro A.M., Wang X., and Novotny V. (2016) Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modelling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints. Ecology Letters 19: 1009–1022 [PDF]

Fayle T.M., Turner E.C., Bassett Y., Ewers R.M., Reynolds G. & Novotny V. (2015) Whole-ecosystem experimental manipulations of tropical forests. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30: 334–346 [PDF]

Fayle T.M., Eggleton P., Manica A., Yusah K.M. & Foster W.A. (2015) Experimentally testing and assessing the predictive power of species assembly rules for tropical canopy ants. Ecology Letters 18: 254-262 [PDF]