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Oliver Phillips


University of Leeds

Oliver is Co-I and a collaborator in the ABC Expeditions project, in the field of botany.

Oliver Phillips, FRS is a British ecologist who specialises in tropical forests and is currently Professor of Tropical Ecology in the School of Geography at the University of Leeds. He is noted for his work coordinating large-scale, collaborative research projects that study how humans have changed the world's tropical forests, and the implications for climate change. He studied Natural Sciences at St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge, and took his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis (1988 to 1993), with a period of study at Missouri Botanical Garden. He moved to Leeds University in 1995 and has worked there ever since.

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