Professional summary

Research Interests

My research focuses on understanding how species and their interactions influence ecosystem functioning, and how environmental change can impact these processes. I aim to apply this understanding to develop ways to improve how we monitor and analyse patterns of ecosystem functioning in order to conserve and restore ecosystems. I am particularly interested in developing methods to spatially analyse disturbance and restoration. My current projects include work on synthesising and developing methods to measure forest restoration, as well as work on quantifying pollutant emissions and land use change.



Raine, E. H., & Slade, E. M. (2019). Dung beetle–mammal associations: methods, research trends and future directions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Frank, K., Krell, F. T., Slade, E. M., Raine, E. H., Chiew, L. Y., Schmitt, T., Vairappan, C. S., Walter, P. & Blüthgen, N. (2018). Global dung webs: high trophic generalism of dung beetles along the latitudinal diversity gradient. Ecology Letters

Raine, E. H., Gray, C. L., Mann, D. J., & Slade, E. M. (2018). Tropical dung beetle morphological traits predict functional traits and show intraspecific differences across land uses. Ecology and evolution

Raine, E. H., Mikich, S. B., Lewis, O. T., Riordan, P., Vaz‐de‐Mello, F. Z., & Slade, E. M. (2018). Extinctions of interactions: quantifying a dung beetle–mammal network. Ecosphere

Raine, E. H., Mikich, S. B., Lewis, O. T., & Slade, E. M. (2020). Linking dung beetle‐mediated functions to interactions in the Atlantic Forest: Sampling design matters. Biotropica

Raine, E. H., Mikich, S. B., Lewis, O. T., & Slade, E. M. (2019). Interspecific and intraspecific variation in diet preference in five Atlantic forest dung beetle species. Ecological Entomology

Brief CV

2021 – present: Ecological modeller – Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

2019 – 2021: Consultant - Eunomia Research and Consulting

2014 – 2019: DPhil – University of Oxford, Doctoral Training Program in Environmental Technology

2013 – 2014: MSc – Imperial College London, Environmental Technology

2010 – 2013: BA (Hons) – University of Oxford, Biology