Dr Rob Francis
Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1233
Department of Geography
King's College London
K4.21 Strand Campus
London WC2R 2LS
biogeomorphology and ecohydrology
urban ecosystems and biodiversity
Rob Francis earned a BSc (Hons) in Landscape Ecology (1st class) at De Montfort University in 2000. After a year spent working for the Surrey Wildlife Trust, he began a PhD in Geography at the University of Birmingham, completing ahead of time and starting a Lectureship in Ecology at King’s College London in 2004. His PhD focused on biogeomorphological processes relating to riparian trees in natural European rivers (most particularly the River Tagliamento in Italy), and this remains a key research area, alongside more recent work on invasive species, urban biodiversity, reconciliation ecology and warfare ecology. Rob has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and one edited book. He is currently Senior Lecturer in Ecology.
Rob teaches several undergraduate and postgraduate courses in ecology, biogeography and the natural environment in the Department of Geography, and is also Undergraduate Tutor. He sits on the executive committee of the Department, and is also Deputy Chair of the School of Social Science and Public Policy Education Committee.
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