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Dr Rob Francis

Dr Rob Francis

Rob FrancisSenior Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 1233 

Department of Geography
King's College London 
K4U.10 King's Building 
Strand Campus 

Research Interests

  • biogeomorphology and ecohydrology
  • urban ecosystems and ecological engineering
  • reconciliation ecology
  • warfare ecology
  • invasive species


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 45 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and two books. 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.  

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