Emily Strange

Emily Strange completed her PhD at the Department of Zoology and Entomology at Rhodes University in Grahamstown/Makhanda of South Africa - between 2014 and 2017. Her research was exploring the impact of biological control methods used to manage invasive aquatic plants what this means for the conservation of South African freshwater systems. Emily co-runs a research group at Leiden University’s Institute of Environmental Sciences with fellow ASCL Community member Michiel Veldhuis. The group’s main focus is on human-wildlife (incl. plants) co-existence and looking ahead to understand the biodiversity of future landscapes. Working in Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa, both inside and outside protected areas on a range of ecological topics including invasive species, plant-pollinator networks, community conservation and food security.

Keywords:conservation, human wildlife coexistence, invasive species, ecology, botany.

Recent publications:

Cieraad, E., van Grunsven, R.H., van der Sman, F., Zwart, N., Musters, K.J., Strange, E., van Langevelde, F. and Trimbos, K.B., 2022. Lack of local adaptation of feeding and calling behaviours by Yponomeuta cagnagellus moths in response to artificial light at night. Insect Conservation and Diversity.

Harris, W.E., De Kort, S., Bettridge, C., et al., 2021. A Learning Networks approach to resolve conservation challenges in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. African Journal of Ecology59(1), pp.326-331.

Downey, H., Amano, T., Cadotte, M., Cook, C.N., Cooke, S.J., Haddaway, N.R., Jones, J.P., Littlewood, N., Walsh, J.C., Abrahams, M.I. and Adum, G., 2021. Training future generations to deliver evidenceā€based conservation and ecosystem management. Ecological Solutions and Evidence2(1), p.e12032.

Strange, E.F., Hill, J.M. and Coetzee, J.A., 2018. Evidence for a new regime shift between floating and submerged invasive plant dominance in South Africa. Hydrobiologia, 817(1), pp.349-362.

Strange, E.F., Landi, P., Hill, J.M. and Coetzee, J.A., 2019. Modeling top-down and bottom-up drivers of a regime shift in invasive aquatic plant stable states. Frontiers in plant science, 10.

Fellow member
Leiden University